FALMOUTH (WGME) – Three men were charged after stealing and fleeing from a Rite-Aid and Shaw’s Supermarket on Thursday.
After receiving multiple complaints from Falmouth Rite-Aid and Shaw’s Supermarkets of people stealing various items and fleeing the store, The Falmouth Police Department arrested 39-year-old Gaga Kavtaradze, 27-year-old Davit Devidze, and 40-year-old Levan Shubitidze, all of Brooklyn, New York.
The suspects are charged with organized retail theft, possession of burglars tools, and theft by unauthorized taking.
Officers located the suspect vehicle at a Falmouth Walmart, where the suspects were found exiting the store with stolen merchandise.
According to officers, the suspects utilized sophisticated equipment to communicate and compromise the security measures of the targeted stores.
The Falmouth Police Department has evidence to believe all three suspects are involved in organized retail shoplifting within several communities.
The suspect vehicle has been seized pending a search warrant and officers are confident further stolen merchandise will be recovered.
The three suspects are currently being held at the Cumberland County Jail.
Falmouth Police Detectives will be working with other law enforcement agencies and retail businesses to establish the actual scope of their theft.