MCSO: Miami Woman Arrested in Martin County on a Charge of Grand Theft
Martin County - August 10, 2022: Martin County Sheriff Detectives, with the help of the Stuart Police, arrested a Miami woman and are looking for her two accomplices on in connection with the theft of merchandise from an un-named marine store, and attempted theft from the store's other branch in Stuart.
45-year old Amy Marie Russey is in the Martin County jail after being charged with grand theft Tuesday.
In the first case, Russey and one male accomplice reportedly practiced "tag team tactics" at the store, according to a post on the Martin County Sheriff's Facebook page. "The pair were reportedly acting odd," according to the Sheriff's office. "Witnesses saw the male moving about the store and placing various pieces of merchandise in odd places," then "Russey started putting that merchandise in her bag."
The MCSO says the pair then fled only to show up a short time later at the store’s other Martin County location. However, store management had already called the second store about the theft. Russey was immediately recognized, accompanied this second time by two male accomplices.
MC Sheriff Deputies and Stuart Police were called in and arrested Russey after finding stolen merchandise in her backpack. One of her male accomplices fled. Its not clear what happened to the other man.