California residents Benjamin Mendoza-Cid, 26; Juan Aguirre-Cobos, 24; Lorenzo Deluna-Gomez, 39; and Yazmin Mendoza-Castro, 26, were all arrested in connection to a retail theft that occurred on May 30 at Gurnee Mills. | Background Photo: Google Street View

Four California residents were arrested after prosecutors say they stole thousands of dollars in products from the Nike store inside Gurnee Mills mall in Gurnee.

Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Colleen McConnell said the Gurnee Police Department was called on May 30 to a retail theft at Gurnee Mills, 6170 West Grand Avenue in Gurnee.

Five suspects were reported to have stolen from the Nike Clearance Store.

Officers observed surveillance video and saw several people enter the store with empty bags, McConnell said.

The suspects placed merchandise into the bags and fled.

The suspects got into a vehicle outside the store and the license plate was obtained, McConnell said.

A license plate reader camera alerted officers days later that the same suspect vehicle was detected again at Gurnee Mills.

McConnell said officers responded and located the same five suspects who were involved in the May 30 retail theft.

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They recovered approximately 100 pairs of shoes. The theft on May 30 resulted in a loss of $3,909.

Felony retail theft charges were filed against Benjamin Mendoza-Cid, 26; Juan Aguirre-Cobos, 24; Lorenzo Deluna-Gomez, 39; and Yazmin Mendoza-Castro, 26.

It is unclear whether the fifth suspect was charged. Several of the suspects arrested have other pending criminal cases.

McConnell said the suspects are not local to the area and reside in California.

Lake County Judge James Newman ordered three of the suspects held on a $50,000 bond and Aguirre-Cobos was ordered held on a $75,000 bond.