High Fashion Shoplifter Arrested Again for Perfume Theft
WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX / KJTL) – An alleged “high fashion shoplifter” has been arrested again in yet another reported perfume theft.
According to an affidavit, Deandre Mabonga, 21, was jailed Thursday for the alleged theft of 21 boxes of perfume valued at $ 2,100. He also had warrants for three other criminal thefts over $ 2,500 in Wichita County and one in Collin County.
An Ulta Beauty employee on Lawrence Road said when Mabonga walked in around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, she immediately recognized him from previous thefts.
Police said Mabonga filled a basket with boxes and left it in a Lexus SUV. Officers located the vehicle on Kell East and stopped it.
They say Mabonga was a rear passenger and the perfume boxes were in the seat next to him. The driver of the car said Mabonga had asked to come over to get a cell phone.
One of the other warrants was for a theft of more than $ 2,800 in perfume bottles from Ulta on May 8, in which police said Mabonga worked with a male accomplice.
Another charge in May involved the alleged theft of three Louis Vuitton handbags from Dillard’s valued at $ 5,460. Employees said he and an accomplice used tools to cut handbags from a security cable. Police identified Mabonga from surveillance video.
The employee identified the suspects to police, saying she had known them from the times they shoplifted items.
Another warrant was issued for further thefts of Louis Vuitton handbags at Dillard’s in April. The store had just opened when a manager heard employees screaming and items drop into the props department.
The two thieves ran out with handbags valued at nearly $ 12,000 that had been severed from the wire. Mabonga was again identified thanks to surveillance video.
In another perfume bottle incident, police charged Mabonga with injuring a child in May 2020 when she said he started throwing perfume bottles and one hit a six-month-old baby in the head.
Also in 2020, he was charged with assault when they said he pulled hair and hair extensions from a woman’s head with the skin and roots still attached to the real hair.
Since 2017, Mabonga has made 12 arrests, including 11 separate theft charges.