Dec 3, 2015 9:54 AM

5 charged with running organized retail crime enterprise, arrested outside Salem Macy's

SALEM - Five people have been charged with operating an organized retail crime enterprise after police say they stole merchandise from the Macy's at the Mall at Rockingham Park for a virtual store they were running.

Police say they responded Wednesday to a report of three shoplifters found concealing thousands of dollars of merchandise inside the store. Police nabbed the two adults and one juvenile as they left the store with the items. Two other suspects were arrested as they were waiting in the parking lot for the trio.

Further investigation revealed the groups was taking orders for items they sold online.

All five were charged with running an organized retail crime enterprise and some face additional charges.

The four adults

- Adriana Elizabeth Putney, age 20

- Santo Gae, 26, of Manchester, who also was charged with driving with a suspended license for driving while intoxicated and carrying an open container of alcohol

- Dramane Ky, 24 of Manchester, who also was charged with making a false report to law enforcement

- Tyrone Christopher Hall, 21, of Manchester, who also was wanted on a warrant out of Hillsborough County for willful concealment, a second or third offense.

Gae, Ky and Hall are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Salem Circuit Court. Putney is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 11.

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