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3 arrested in L.A. after theft of Louis Vuitton bags at Newport’s Fashion Island

These two men are sought in connection with Monday’s theft of about $20,000 worth of Louis Vuitton handbags from Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, according to the Newport Beach Police Department.
(Courtesy of Newport Beach Police Department)

Three men were arrested Monday on suspicion of stealing Louis Vuitton handbags from the Neiman Marcus store at Newport Beach’s Fashion Island, police said.

Four men entered the high-end department store at about 4:20 p.m. and left with about $20,000 worth of bags, said Newport Beach Police Department spokeswoman Heather Rangel. They fled in a Kia driven by another man, police said.

Newport Beach police later made contact with the suspects.

Ryan Davis, 19, of Gardena, Gregory Walker, 18, of Los Angeles and Samuel Morgan, 19, of Inglewood were arrested just before 6 p.m. at a pawnshop near the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard and Cadillac Avenue in Los Angeles, police said. All stolen property was recovered, police said.


The suspects were booked into Orange County Jail. Bail was set at $95,000 for Walker and $20,000 for Davis and Morgan, according to jail records.

Two other people — both black males about 18 to 20 years old — are being sought, police said Wednesday. One of them was wearing a black hoodie, black pants with a white stripe and white shoes. The other was wearing a black hoodie with white lettering, black pants with a red stripe and white shoes, police said.

Thieves have targeted Fashion Island retailers other times recently. Two pieces of Louis Vuitton luggage were stolen from Neiman Marcus in July 2017. In August this year, the Apple Store was hit by a grab-and-dash theft of 38 iPhones worth $32,000.

Arrests were made in those cases as well.



6:30 p.m. Nov. 28: This article was updated with additional details.

This article was originally published at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 27.