“Greenville Grabbers” $8,000 Shoplifting Ring, Included Crossett & McGehee Thefts – Now Out on Reduced BondsAugust 13th, 2012 by Joe Burgess
The Pittman Faimly, of Greenville, MS, arrested for their recent thefts of computer games and school supplies from the Monticello Walmart, also were being sought by autohrities in Crossett and McGehee, for high dollar thefts there, including Ipads and laptop computers.
In all three casess, the Pittmans entered the locked storage displays, removed their selected items.
According to McGeheeI PD, items taken there were 4 laptop computers and school supplies, valued at over $1,000.
Crossett Police report that they took 10 Ipads from that Walmart, valued at over $6,000.
All 4 members of the “Greenville Grabbers” were released on bond, Wednesday, after their bond was reduced to $1.500 each, by the Circuit Court, due to health reaons. The Pittmans were then turned over to McGehee, where they were then relaese from their custody, as well.
August 8, 2012
4 members of a Greenville, Mississippi family will be staying in Monticello for awhile.
Usually, our friendly community welcomes tourists to select nice items from our local businesses, and encourages them to stay overnight; but that is not the case for 4 members of the Pittman family, who each received $30,000 bonds for their shoplifting allegations.
Following their Saturday arrests at Walmart, Judge Ken Harper set $30,000 bonds on Nedra, age 39; Tonya, age 38; James, age 41; and Antonio Pittman, age 26, on Monday. All 4 remain in the Drew County Detention Facility.
Last Monday, at approx 2:00 pm, Monticello Police were dispatched to Walmart concerning a theft.
The ongoing case has been under investigation since that time, attempting to identify the four suspects.
Saturday, around 8:30 pm, the same suspects came back to the store and were recognized by loss prevention officers.
MPD was notified, and all four suspects were arrested. One adult female was caught in the parking lot as she exited the store. An adult male and female were taken into custody inside the store. Another adult male left on foot and was caught at Taco Bell.
According to Police Chief Eddy Deaton, all four suspects reside in Greenville Mississippi. It is believed this group has committed crimes in several counties. The case is still under investigation and more information will be released as soon as possible.
The items taken from the Monticello Walmart consisted of electronics and school supplies with an estimated value near $2500.
Bonds will be set today for all four suspects.