WPD arrests ‘retail theft ring’ that targeted flip flops, body spray

Ta’nasia Nichelle Matthews, Monaja Arijay Green, and Antoine Lamar Nixon Jr. were arrested as part of WPD’s investigation into a retail theft ring.

WILMINGTON — Wilmington Police Department arrested a group of individuals involved in a “retail theft ring” that allegedly robbed many stores on the east coast, from Myrtle Beach to Jacksonville, N.C.

The group targeted Bath and Body Works, Aussie Island Surf Shop, Palmetto Moon, Feet First, and H&M, according to WPD.

They mainly stole Rainbow sandals and body spray. Monaja Arijay Green, 19, has been charged with four counts of common law robbery, four counts of felony larceny and one count of misdemeanor larceny. Green is being held in the New Hanover County jail under a $363,000 secured bond.  


Ta’nasia Nichelle Matthews, 19, has been charged with three counts of common law robbery, two counts of felony larceny. Matthews is being held in the New Hanover County jail under a $90,000 secured bond. 

Finally, Antoine Lamar Nixon Jr., 28, was charged with two counts of common law robbery, two counts of felony larceny, and one count of misdemeanor larceny. Nixon is being held on a $25,000 bond. 

More arrests are expected, according to WPD.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (910)-343-3609 or use the new Wilmington NC PD app (TEXT 411).


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