Police: Shoplifting Incident Leads to Police Chase
Two Milwaukee men are accused of stealing $7,600 in merchandise from Best Buy, then fleeing from Greenfield police officers.
Two Milwaukee men are accused of stealing more than $7,000 of items from Best Buy, then leading Greenfield police officers on a high-speed chase down West Layton Avenue.
Lezar Dexter Burnside, 25, was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Monday with one count of felony retail theft, while Antonio Lamar Hogan, 25, was charged with one count of retail theft of more than $5,000 and one count of attempting to flee an officer. If convicted, Hogan faces up to 4 ½ years in prison and $20,000 in fines, while Burnside faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Wednesday, a Best Buy security officer saw Burnside, Hogan and another man enter the store and begin to fill a shopping cart with items. Burnside pushed the cart while Hogan dumped $7,655 worth of video games and iPads inside.
Hogan and the other man then went outside of the store and got into a Chrysler 300, then Burnside ran out of the store with the cart without paying and began to load the merchandise into the car. A Greenfield police officer arrived at the scene at that time, so Burnside took off on foot, while Hogan began to drive away in the car.
Hogan sped away eastbound on Layton and the car was eventually found abandoned at West Loomis Road near South 47th Street. Another man who had been in the car was found by officers and said Hogan was the man driving.
Hogan and Burnside are currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail while awaiting trial.