Four identified shoplifting ring

Antonio Kelly, photo courtesy James City County Police.

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – James City County and Virginia Beach police need help finding four men officers say are thought to be part of a regional shoplifting ring.

Maj. Steve Rubino with the James City County Police Department said Kendrick Markiest Alexander, 25, of Hampton; Damon Woodson, 24, of Newport News; Marquan Tavelle Hoskins, 22, of Hampton and Antonio Leon Kelly, 21, of Newport News were identified as suspects after several shopliftings in the county in November and December.

More than $5,000 in clothing was stolen.

In Virginia Beach, Alexander, Hoskins and Kelly are wanted in connection to a shoplifting at Macy’s at Lynnhaven Mall in November. More than $6,000 in clothing was stolen. They were last seen getting into a white SUV, possibly a Nissan Pathfinder.

Rubino said the four are also wanted out of other jurisdictions as well. Anyone with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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