Woman charged in sporting goods store thefts

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Cherrish Morris

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 21-year-old woman for her role in a series of ‘grab and go’ thefts at area sporting goods stores, one of which ended with an 87-year-old nun being knocked to the ground during an escape.

According to Officer Shawn McGuire, a county police spokesman, a man and woman stole more than $8,200 worth of sporting apparel in and around the South County Mall last month. On October 15, the pair took approximately $2,315 Nike Dryfit clothing from Hibbitt Sporting Goods Store.

The same suspects stole $2,970 worth of North Face jackets from a nearby Dick’s Sporting Goods on October 21. They were accompanied by an unknown female accomplice. One of the women left the store shortly after coming in to go to her car. Surveillance video shows the thieves running out of the store with the merchandise. They knocked over the 87-year-old on their way out of the store.

The same suspects stole over $3,000 of merchandise from the Pink store at the mall on October 23.

McGuire said investigators identified the female suspect as Cherrish Morris and eventually took her into custody. Morris was charged with four counts of stealing and remains jailed on $10,000 cash-only bond.

Police are still searching for the male suspect. Anyone with information on that person’s identity and whereabouts is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.