Brookfield police seek 5 suspects accused of stealing $2K in items from Burlington Coat Factory

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BROOKFIELD -- Brookfield police need your help after five suspects stole $2,000 worth of merchandise from a Burlington Coat Factory store on Capitol Drive near 124th Street.

Burlington Coat Factory

Burlington Coat Factory

"That's a lot of merchandise. I mean, $2,000..." a Burlington customer said Monday, December 26th.

It happened Friday, December 23rd. It's unclear exactly what was stolen -- but police have released surveillance photos of two of the five suspects in this case.


Police say these two suspects, two other women and a man were responsible for the theft.

"I don't know how they were able to rack up $2,000," a Burlington customer said.

Burlington Coat Factory

Burlington Coat Factory

"I'm trying to think of the most expensive thing in Burlington," Allen Morris said.

"Your coats are maybe, at the highest, a hundred and some dollars, and how did they walk out with security and alarms going off and everything?" Theresa Hudson said.

Police say the suspects left the store, bags in hand -- doing their best to set a bad example this holiday season.

Burlington Coat Factory

Burlington Coat Factory

"It's not about taking. It's about giving," Morris said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.


  • The Count

    If they did this in another country, they don’t play games with these miscreants.. The offenders are strapped naked to an A-frame and struck repeatedly with the cane, raising blood and welts until the sentence is completed, usually 40 to 50 lashes and televised live. I believe it would put an end to shoplifting for good. Then again we are a compassionate society and would never resort to something like that. Just sayin.

  • wheresthebeef

    Are these the same ones that did the Toys R Us? Did they knock off a grocery store too? “Got the toys, got the clothes. Got to get me some steaks.” They were just finishing their Christmas “shopping.”

  • forwhatitsworth

    I’m sure the media reports on all the white crime they can find. Doesn’t matter the color, as long as they can get a story. “If it bleeds, it leads.” But I’ve noticed that much of this type of crime is perpetrated by people of color, often large black women. Why is that?

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