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Grab-and-run thefts at St. Clair Square netted $25,000 in goods for suspect, police say

Jermaine R. Wesley, 26, of St. Louis is facing five felony theft charges.
Jermaine R. Wesley, 26, of St. Louis is facing five felony theft charges.

Police say a St. Louis man has been charged with five felony counts of retail theft in connection with grab-and-run thefts at St. Clair Square.

Jermaine R. Wesley, 26, of St. Louis, was arrested by undercover Fairview Heights officers Tuesday. Police say the man was trying to grab Dillard’s merchandise at the mall and had a getaway car outside. Police did not apprehend the driver of the vehicle.

Police say Wesley is responsible for eight grab-and-run thefts in the past few months at St. Clair Square, with a combined retail value of about $25,000.

Wesley was being held Thursday at the St. Clair County Jail on $75,000 bail.

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