Three out-of-state suspects are arrested for a string of retail larcenies including one theft from the local Target.
On April 17th, the Goldsboro Police Department responded to a larceny in progress at the local Target on Sunburst Drive. Three unknown males assaulted a store employee before stealing over $8,000 in electronics. The suspects fled out of a rear fire exit where a vehicle was waiting. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction. It was discovered the Target in Wilson had been a victim of a similar incident with the same suspects less than an hour prior.
On May 6th, after further investigation by the Goldsboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of Target Special Investigators, and several other law enforcement agencies in Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia, several suspects were developed. It was discovered that these suspects were part of a larger group, which had stolen from over 30 Target stores across multiple states. Over $100,000 in merchandise during those thefts. Warrants for arrest were secured on 20-year-old Boubakar Toure, 23-year-old Aliou Toure and 21-year-old Bakary Magassouba for Organized Retail Theft, Larceny from the Person, and Conspire to Commit Felony Larceny.
On May 15th, Boubakar Toure was arrested in Georgia, by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department. He was held on a fugitive warrant and was extradited back to Wayne County on June 2nd where he was served his outstanding warrants. He received a $75,000 secure bond.
Aliou Toure and Bakary Magassouba were arrested in Bristol, Va. on similar charges for a Target larceny in Johnson City, TN. They were awaiting extradition.