Four men were arrested after they stole approximately $10,000 worth of purses from Dolce and Gabanna at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets.
The suspects entered the store at 8 p.m., just as employees, were locking the front doors and removed numerous high end purses, said Sgt. Alan Meservey, of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. They fled in a waiting car.
Dolce and Gabanna employees immediately reported the burglary and provided a description of the three suspects, while a mall patron described the getaway car as a white Mercedes Benz with dealer plates. Deputies then posted up on Interstate 10 at Highland Springs Avenue to wait for the suspects. Deputies spotted the car traveling west on I-10 and began pursuit, eventually conducting a high risk felony stop on Highway 60 just west of Jack Rabbit Trail.
The purses were recovered after a search of the Mercedes Benz.
Store employees and witnesses later positively identified the suspects as the men who stole the purses.
Paul Hayes, 25, of Anaheim, Ackeem Ramsay, 22, of Anaheim, Nquenzeni Moyo, 22 of Garden Grove and Anthony Smith, 21 of Buena Park, were all booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning on charges of commercial burglary and conspiracy. They are each being held on $25,000 bail.