• Orlando police bust retail theft ring


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police said they put the brakes on a theft ring that targeted Macy’s department stores across Orange County.

    Two suspects are facing charges in the case and police found out some of the stolen merchandise ended up on shelves at other businesses.

    Investigators believe the suspects went after designer fragrances, shoes and handbags worth thousands of dollars.

    Police said surveillance video from July shows the suspects taking merchandise from Macy’s at Fashion Square Mall.

    Investigators arrested Jose Burgos and Miguel Mendez on charges of felony theft, but they said they are still looking for another woman.

    Detectives believe the trio sold the stolen items to smaller stores near Goldenrod Road in east Orange County.

    Channel 9’s Mario Boone visited one of the businesses suspected of fencing the stolen goods, but the worker there said he did not speak English.

    When Boone asked him in Spanish if the allegations were true, Boone was kicked out.

    Later, the shop owner contacted Boone and said he doesn’t know if the goods in his business were stolen.

    No business owners were charged in the case.

    The investigation is ongoing and investigators said more arrests could be coming.

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