Crime

Raleigh, Clayton police charge woman in merchandise thefts from Belk, Walmarts

A woman from Henderson was arrested at a Holly Springs Walmart store early Friday on warrants from Raleigh and Clayton police charging she had shoplifted $8,600 in merchandise from two Walmarts and a Belk store and helped in the theft of more.

Lisa Rene Ross, 36, of 808 S. Carolina Ave. had been named in arrest warrants sworn out last month and in December. They charged her with three counts of felony larceny and one count of aiding and abetting larceny.

Holly Springs officers took her into custody about 1 a.m., records showed.

Raleigh police charged that the thefts began with Ross carrying off “80 pair of dress pants, jeans and shirts” worth $3,680 from the Belk store at 7500 Old Wake Forest Road between Dec. 9 and 12.

That is also when, police charged, Ross helped unknown other people carry away clothing worth $1,100.

On Jan. 15, Raleigh police charged, Ross stole a little over $2,000 worth of electronics and housewares from the Walmart at 8000 Town Drive.

The third warrant, from Clayton police, alleged Ross stole $2,900 worth of “computers, television, tools and kitchen appliances” from the Walmart at 805 Town Centre Blvd.

A Wake County magistrate set Ross’s bail at $40,000. She was held and scheduled for a first court appearance Friday.

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