Stolen Victoria Secrets Clothing Recovered

Traffic Stop Yields Discovery of Property in Vehicle

(Bel Air, MD – October 10, 2006) — A Harford County Deputy Sheriff working radar Saturday, October 7, 2006 made an unusual discovery following a traffic stop near Belcamp. Corporal Donald Gividen of the Community Action Response Team (CART) was conducting radar enforcement at approximately 11:50 p.m. on eastbound Route 40, just west of Route 543 in Belcamp when he observed a 2006 Ford van exceeding the posted speed limit. Cpl Gividen stopped the vehicle which was occupied by one Hispanic female and three Hispanic males.

Following the stop, Cpl Gividen obtained consent to search the van and discovered nine large bags containing Victoria Secrets clothing, perfumes and shoes. The merchandise had both price tags and anti-theft devices still attached to them.

The occupants of the vehicle indicated they had purchased the merchandise from an unknown location in Virginia and were taking it to New York to be resold. However, the occupants could not provide proof the clothing and other items had ever been purchased.

The merchandise was subsequently confiscated by the Sheriff’s Office and an attempt will be made to locate a victim. The value of the stolen property was estimated at nearly $50,000.

The four occupants of the vehicle were released but may be charged in connection with the theft and possession of the stolen property. The operator of the van, Luz Elizabeth Solari-Lonandes of Queens, New York received a traffic citation for a speeding violation.