Three suspects were arrested after they allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from stores in Victoria Gardens and then crashed their car while attempting to flee, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
On March 13 at about 2:10 p.m., the suspects -- identified as Damon Stuart, Damon Page, and Edie Kittrell -- entered Victoria's Secret Pink at 12473 N. Mainstreet in Rancho Cucamonga, the Sheriff's Department said.
The suspects allegedly stole approximately $6,000 worth of merchandise and fled the scene in a gray Nissan Rogue with paper plates.
Deputies located the vehicle on Victoria Gardens Lane at Church Street and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. Due to unsafe conditions and high speeds, the pursuit was terminated, the Sheriff's Department said.
A short time later, the suspect vehicle was involved in a traffic collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Banyan Avenue at Sapphire Street in Rancho Cucamonga. As a result of the traffic collision, the suspect vehicle rolled several times. The driver of the other vehicle did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision.
Stuart, Page, and Kitrell fled their vehicle on foot. Kittrel was located and apprehended a short distance away in a flood control channel. As deputies conducted safety searches of the area, Stuart and Page were located in the back yard of a residence in the 5400 block of Napa Avenue.
During a search of the suspect vehicle, deputies recovered additional merchandise stolen from various retailers at the Victoria Gardens Mall totaling more than $20,000.
The suspects, all in their 20s, were charged with commercial burglary, reckless evading, and hit and run.