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HPD: Thieves captured after burglarizing Victoria's Secret stores

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Taja Banks, Kendra Cole-Matthews, Deondra McGregory (HPD) Taja Banks, Kendra Cole-Matthews, Deondra McGregory (HPD)

Henderson police said they have arrested three women in connection with multiple burglaries from businesses throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Detectives said the women were taken in custody related to thefts of merchandise from numerous Victoria's Secret stores in Las Vegas and Henderson.  

Taja Banks, 24, Kendra Cole-Matthews, 23, and Deondra McGregory, 22 were booked into the Henderson Detention Center according to police.

The HPD said Banks was charged with seven counts of burglary and seven counts of participating in a retail theft ring. Cole-Matthews was charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of grand larceny less than $3,500 and petit larceny. While McGregory was charged with two counts burglary, one count of grand larceny less than $3,500 and petit larceny.

The women are accused of entering the Victoria’s Secret store at the District at Green Valley, located at 2255 Village Walk Drive, and stealing merchandise from display tables before running out of the store according to police.

Detectives said there are five reports of theft with an estimated $10,000 in total loss, but no one injured in the burglaries.

Cole-Matthews and McGregory were arrested around 6 p.m. Nov. 27 in Las Vegas, in the area of Cheyenne Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, according to authorities, while Banks was arrested Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. near North Rancho Drive without incident.

On Banks' Facebook page, FOX5 found that she was selling lots of items, including Victoria's Secret clothes. Las Vegas Metro Police officers said that has become more common recently. 

"It always has been people have gone in and resold items, things like Tide and Dove soap and name brand items for a substantially less price on the black market, and it is being done a lot easier and a lot faster now with people using these social media and networking sites," Officer Mike Rodriguez said. 

He said if shoppers see "too good to be true" offers on social media and they think those items may be stolen, they should contact crimestoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Anyone with further information in this case is urged to contact the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911. 

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