Police looking for men believed to be part of regional shoplifting ring

Police in several area cities are looking for three men believed to be part of a regional shoplifting ring: Kendrick Markiest Alexander, 25, Marquan Tawelle Hoskins, 22, and Antonio Leon Kelly, 21.

Police say they stole large amounts of clothing from area stores, amounting to thousands of dollars.

Police say in one incident, Alexander made off with 90 pairs of jeans and shirts from the Macy’s at Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach.

In James City County, he hit the Belk and Polo Ralph Lauren store.

All together, he’s wanted in seven cities and counties, including: Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, James City County, Hampton, Newport News, Henrico County and Chesterfield County.

In most cities he’s wanted for grand larceny and conspiracy, but he has warrants on file in Newport News for robbery and assault and revocation of a suspended sentence in Hampton.

The shoplifting cases stopped in December when a fourth suspect in connection to these cases was arrested.  Police believe Alexander found out he’d been identified and went into hiding.

His last known address was in Newport News, but they don’t believe he’s there anymore.

Police say Alexander has a tattoo on the right side of his neck that says “Jada.”

Hoskins is wanted in James City County and Virginia Beach for shoplifting clothing.  His last known address is on Hollman Drive in Hampton.

Kelly is also wanted in James City County and Virginia Beach.  His last known address is on Hampton Ave in Newport News.

If you know where any of these people are, call your local police department or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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