Three people are in custody after a string of shopliftings were reported Thursday night along Whittlesey Boulevard and at Peachtree Mall, according to a Columbus police report.
Five retailers -- Charlotte Russe, American Eagle, Express and JCPenney at the mall; and Marshalls on Whittlesey -- reported shoplifters at about 8 p.m., according to the report.
Laporchia Fields, 19, of LaGrange, and two juveniles was arrested near the scene of the thefts, according to the report. Their crimes include four misdemeanor counts of theft by shoplifting, one felony count of theft by shoplifting and one misdemeanor count of obstruction of law enforcement.
The thefts included more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from the five stores, including $1,392 worth of men's clothing from JCPenney.