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Volume 7, Issue 5  |  January 18, 2022

Police Files

Robbery occurs at Neiman Marcus, one arrested

A robbery occurred yesterday at Neiman Marcus in Fashion Island. Newport Beach Police were alerted to the situation through an incoming call at 12:33 p.m.

Initial reports are few, but a suspect or suspects reportedly took six handbags from the Chanel boutique area of Neiman Marcus. No weapons reportedly were used.

Police did arrest one person, Josiah Jeremiah Smith, 18, from Westmont. He was charged with robbery (211 PC) and false personation (529(a)(3) and booked into Orange County Jail.

No further details are being released at this time as an active investigation is underway.

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

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