Millburn NJ Sept 30 2011 City police responded to a call Sept. 24 from store security officers at Neiman Marcus at The Mall at Short Hills. The security officers reported someone had entered the store and was observed stealing Louis Vuitton Belts valued at more than $3,600. The store officials told police the suspect entered a Chevy Monte Carlo.
Police saw a vehicle matching that description exiting the mall and stopped it. According to police, a suspect in the shoplifting was taken into custody. A further investigation by the Millburn Police Department resulted in two adults and one juvenile being arrested.
Philippe Benson, 20, of Irvington, his brother Jonathan Benson, 19, also of Irvington, and a 17-year-old Maplewood juvenile were all arrested and charged with several crimes including shoplifting. The juvenile was released to his parents and the two adults were processed and released pending their court hearings.