Three Jamaicans currently living in Wisconsin Dells were arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing merchandise from a West Towne Mall store.
Nicoye Wiltshire, 23; Anthony Allen, 21; and Christopher Manbauman, 23, were tentatively charged with party to the crime of retail theft, Madison police said in a news release.
Wiltshire also was tentatively charged with resisting arrest when he allegedly tried to run from police, but was tackled by a security guard.
The three were arrested at about 3 p.m. at JCPenney in the mall.
“They allegedly tried to steal about $560 worth of clothes,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain in the release.
They also were carrying empty bags from other retailers, including Aeropostale, H&M, Victoria’s Secret and the Gap.
“This is a common method suspects use to steal clothes, taking empty bags with logos and filling them in another store,” an investigating officer said.