Riverhead arrested for stealing $ 5,000 in merchandise from store, police say


A Long Island woman has been arrested and police are looking for a second after the pair allegedly stole more than $ 5,000 in merchandise from a Micheal Kors store.

The incident took place around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, at the store located in the Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

The two removed 14 bags of merchandise worth $ 5,892 from the store without paying, according to Riverhead police.

The women were seen getting into a black Audi and fleeing the area before police arrived, police said.

A description of the suspects and the vehicle was released and shortly thereafter the vehicle was located at the Greenview Inn on West Main Street, Riverhead police said.

A woman, Tanya Antoinette Schultheis-Brown, 37, of Riverhead, was located near the vehicle and arrested, police said.

She was charged with robbery and possession of burglary tools.

The second woman fled the area and was not arrested, police said.

Schultheis-Brown was held overnight on indictment.

During the investigation, information regarding the second suspect was obtained and an arrest is believed to be imminent, police said.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500.

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