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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Multiple theft suspects stole $18,000 worth of shoes from Paddock Mall store

The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying multiple theft suspects who stole $18,000 worth of shoes from a Paddock Mall store.

According to the OPD, at least three suspects (pictured below) broke into an athletic store located inside the mall on Thursday, January 27.

Multiple theft suspects stole 18000 worth of shoes from Paddock Mall store

Multiple theft suspects stole 18000 worth of shoes from Paddock Mall store 1

Multiple theft suspects stole 18000 worth of shoes from Paddock Mall store 2

The suspects climbed onto the roof and cut into the ceiling above the store to gain entry. While inside the store, they stole multiple brand-name shoes including Air Jordan Retro 5 and 6, Nike Dunk, and Adidas Yeezy 700.

Each of the suspects wore dark-colored clothing with hooded sweatshirts or jackets, masks, and gloves. One suspect had leather-type sneakers with brown laces and a towel or rag hanging from a back pocket, a second suspect had multi-colored sneakers, and a third suspect had black sneakers.

A small, box-style U-Haul truck was spotted circling the mall parking lot shortly before the theft occurred. The U-Haul truck was later observed in an unlit area of the parking lot and an unidentified man was seen laying across the driver’s seat.

If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Detective Ocasio at 352-369-7000.