Tell the judge your kids were hungry

On August 31, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police officers were dispatched to the Puma store at Assembly Row last week on a report of a shoplifter.

Upon arrival, the officers were provided with a description of the suspect and the last known direction of travel.

As the officers drove along Assembly Row towards the train station, they were flagged down by a security officer who told them that she saw the suspect drop off a bag in a vehicle and then walk into the Clarks store.

The officers noted that the car was occupied by two individuals, the driver, and a passenger in the back, later identified as Jennifer Crump.

The officers then entered Clarks to search for the suspect, later identified as Glenisha Crump, of Boston.

Once Glenisha Crump was located, the officers reportedly determined that she had stolen $108.03 worth of shoes from Puma. They were able to view security footage showing Glenisha Crump inside Puma, as well as receive her admission to theft, resulting in her being placed under arrest for shoplifting.

Later, Jennifer Crump reportedly admitted to stealing merchandise from other stores and was found with stolen clothing in the rear of the car. Jennifer Crump was subsequently placed under arrest, along with Glenish Crumo, both being charged with receiving stolen property, shoplifting over $100 by asportation, and conspiracy.

While searching the vehicle we found numerous bags full of clothing, which the Crumps reportedly admitted were stolen.

The driver admitted to knowing the Crumps were stealing, but was only providing them with a ride. According to reports, police will be seeking similar charges against the driver.

The Crumps were then transported to the police station for booking. During the booking process, Glenisha reportedly stated to Jennifer, “We can tell the judge that our kids were hungry and we’ll be out of there quick.”

Police returned the stolen property to the local stores in the Assembly Mall. $359.89 worth of merchandise was returned to Saks Off 5th Avenue, $999.85 worth of merchandise was returned to Express, $108.03 worth of merchandise was returned to Puma, $143.10 worth of merchandise returned to Gymboree Outlet, and $69.18 worth of merchandise was returned to Carter’s.

A large bag containing numerous items belonging to Children’s Place was also taken into custody, pending inquiries with the nearest Children’s Place store. The total sum in stolen property recovered by Somerville merchants was $1680.05.


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