Theft at Hibbett Sports in Waterloo

Taylor Mosley

An 18-year-old Swansea woman was charged Thursday with felony retail theft stemming from a Tuesday night incident in Waterloo.

Local law enforcement agencies were on the lookout for an older model white or cream-colored Cadillac occupied by five black females following a theft reported about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hibbett Sports, 915 N. Illinois Route 3, in Waterloo.

The suspect vehicle had a busted passenger side window with a clear plastic covering and a hubcap missing, according to emergency radio dispatch. Several clothing items valued at more than $300 were taken from the store.

The vehicle traveled north on Route 3 and was reportedly spotted in Millstadt. Two of the occupants, both juveniles, were apprehended at the Circle K gas station in Millstadt, with the remaining suspects fleeing in the Cadillac on Route 163 north. The Cadillac was seen by Belleville police and following a traffic stop, the other three were taken into custody.

Two of the three apprehended in Belleville were also juveniles, with the one adult held for criminal charges.

Taylor A. Mosley, 18, of Swansea, was charged with felony retail theft.

Petitions were filed in juvenile court on the other four suspects.

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