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2 Arrested in Connection with Helly Hansen Theft

David Nii Ofoli Ahinakwa of Bowie and an Owings Mills man are charged with stealing more than $1,700 worth of clothing from the downtown Annapolis business.

Two men have been charged in connection with the theft of more than $1,700 worth of clothing from Helly Hansen on Friday, according to Annapolis police.

Officers responded to the store at 132 Main St. around noon after a store clerk reported two men ran out of the shop without paying for several items—including two $350 jackets and pants worth $500.

The clerk told police that she lost sight of the men after they ran up Hyde Alley, which is next to the store. An eyewitness reported seeing the pair get into a red, Mazda four-door vehicle and speed away towards King George Street.

Officers stopped the car at the BP Gas Station at 210 Ridgely Ave. and arrested David Nii Ofoli Ahinakwa, 22, of Bowie, and Jarrett Desmond Horton, 24, of Owings Mills.

While searching Ahinakwa, an officer found a 9mm semi-automatic Luger handgun hidden between his thighs.

In addition to the theft charges, police charged Ahinakwa with having a handgun in a vehicle and possession of a concealed, dangerous weapon. He also faces charges in Prince George's County for armed robbery stemming from a September arrest, according to online court documents.

Detective Amy Miguez told Patch in September that Helly Hansen is a frequent target for shoplifters because of its high-end merchandise and its location. 

In September, an officer drew a gun on two suspects who reportedly fled in their car after stealing from the store. In January 2012, city police chased two suspects into Arundel on the Bay community and charged them with stealing seven jackets totaling $2,100.

Shaka Zulu January 08, 2013 at 05:02 PM
hahahahahaha enjoy your time in prison, where you both belong. I am sure you have been there before and know the ropes. Throw the book at them judge.
tracey smith January 08, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Wow, the crazy things folks will do for designer clothes. Thank god no one got hurt.
michael fortune January 09, 2013 at 01:44 PM
They should have never been let out of jail for the previous criminal activities, what are these judges thinking, oh I forgot they don't.
Sharp Shooter January 09, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Don't worry folks. The PG County legal system is here to ensure your safety. Despite #1: 10/23/2010 arrest for Possession Loaded gun & Concealing a deadly weapon and those charges being dropped, #2: 9/9/2012 arrest for armed robbery, robbery, theft and those charges being dropped, and #3 1/4/2013 arrest for robbery and 3 most recent handgun violations HE IS NOW A FREE MAN. He was released the day after his arrest. Shall we wager our bets now as to when his next experiment with Maryland's judicial system will be?
TruthBTold January 09, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Only this occurred in Anne Arundel County, not Prince Georges County

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