From staff reports
Two Cary residents from Colombia have been arrested and charged with identity theft and larceny of more than $4,000 worth of bras from Victoria's Secret.
The pair have also been charged with stealing more than $2,000 worth of cologne from a cosmetics store, Ulta, according to arrest warrants filed by Cary police.
Jeiner Leonardo Ocampo Quintero and Maria Del Carmen Martin Pozo were arrested Friday, according to the warrants.
Police launched the investigation when they smelled marijuana smoke coming from a room at Motel 6 on Buck Jones Road in Cary. When they entered the room, they found many items that appeared to have been stolen, said Cary police spokesman Mike Williams. Quintero and Pozo both used false identities during the initial drug investigation, according to the warrants. Quintero was accused of two counts of identity theft, since he possessed numerous California driver’s licenses that belonged to others.
Both have been placed under an immigration detainer while the Department of Homeland Security determines whether they will be removed from the United States. It is unknown how long they had been staying in Cary, but the two told police they recently flew in from L.A., according to Williams.
Each one is now being held under a $50,000 bond in the Wake County Jail.