A group of six men who were arrested after a robbery at a Napa clothing store on Wednesday afternoon could be linked to other thefts in the county, Napa police reported.
At 2:17 p.m., the Polo Ralph Lauren boutique in Napa Premium Outlets near Freeway Drive reported a group of men grabbing various items and then fleeing, two of them walking towards Kilburn Avenue and the others in a Toyota Avalon sedan, according to Sgt. . Aaron Medina. A Polo employee followed the suspects and obtained the car’s license plate number, Medina said in an email.
Police recognized the Toyota and the suspect’s description as corresponding to a reported theft from the same outlet on Tuesday the day before, according to Medina.
An officer located the car as it passed him at Highway 29 and at the Avenida Imola exit, and police stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Highways 29 and 221 with assistance from the office. from the Napa County Sheriff and a California Highway Patrol plane, Medina said, adding that the southbound lanes of Route 29 were closed during the police stop.
All occupants of the car were arrested by police and around $ 2,000 in Ralph Lauren merchandise was recovered, along with items from other outlet stores, according to Medina.
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