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Black Friday brings arrests at Raleigh stores

Posted November 27, 2009
Updated April 23, 2013

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— Police arrested three Raleigh residents accused of stealing from various stores on Black Friday.

Cleo Wilkins Jr., 57, of 822 Cotton Place, is accused of taking assorted men’s colognes, women’s perfume, a wallet, sunglasses and deodorant from a Marshalls department store, according to an arrest warrant. The items totaled $221.

Wilkins was being held under a $700 bond at the Wake County jail Friday.

Donna Faye Mercer, 31, of 5311 Evergreen Forest Way, is charged with larceny and removing inventory control devices from merchandise at Hudson Belk at Crabtree Valley Mall, according to an arrest warrant. The merchandise totaled $445.

Mercer was being held under a $3,000 bond at the Wake County jail Friday.

Ermin Eli Mejia, 28, of 109 Torrence Circle NW, is charged with larceny after police said she tried to steal Baby Phat Goddess Perfume from the J.C. Penny at North Hills Mall, according to the arrest warrant. The item was worth $44.

Mejia was being held under an $800 bond at the Wake Count jail Friday.

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  • HangOn Nov 30, 2009

    Why don't we just do what's effective in other countries? Steal and your hand gets cut off. It works. Really, there's extremely low crime in these states and it. When there's an actual consequence to paid, criminals think twice. Not a slap on the wrist, but THROUGH your wrist!

  • shortcake53 Nov 30, 2009

    Nothing says Merry Christmas like "Look what i stole for you!"

  • james27613 Nov 27, 2009

    Stealing cologne and perfumes that are easily fenced.

    New laws need to be passed,

    Use a car during a larceny, then the car gets impounded,
    just like a DWI/DUI stop.

    Shoplift and loose your car or truck.

  • wbearp Nov 27, 2009

    Why do they call it Black Friday anyhow?

  • wbearp Nov 27, 2009

    Why do they call it Black Friday anyhow?

  • redbeard1337 Nov 27, 2009

    yeah...this cleo guy has only been doing this nonsense since 1970, i'm sure he learned his lesson _this_ time...http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/viewoffender.do?method=view&offenderID=438412

  • 3779LRRP Nov 27, 2009

    I really love it when these perps get caught with their hand in an illegal cookie jar. The bond was set too low on most.