Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Arrest in Fencing Operation Run Out of Beltsville Hair Salon

                          Esther Goodwin                         Sample of recovered merchandise

The Prince George’s County Police Department has shut down a fencing operation run out of a Beltsville hair salon.  In July 2012, PGPD investigators received a tip from a DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) store loss prevention officer about a possible fencing operation.
Based on this tip, PGPD launched an investigation.  The operation has netted approximately $20,000 in stolen property, ranging from purses to jewelry, taken from local retailers. The salon’s owner, identified as Esther Goodwin, is now in custody.  
PGPD will provide details of the case and arrest today in a press conference.  Samples of the stolen merchandise will be on display.

Who:                Sgt. Aubrey Thompson, Special Enforcement Division

When:              1:00 p.m. TODAY

Where:             Police Services Complex
                          7600 Barlowe Road
                          Palmer Park, MD

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.  For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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