Police in New Mexico say a group of at least six students from a local high school were behind a series of shoplifting incidences.
KOAT reported that police initially suspected that all six teenagers were cheerleaders from Eldorado High School, leading many to conjure images of from the 2001 movie “Sugar & Spice,” in which a school’s top cheerleading squad come together to rob a number of banks to raise money for one of their own. However, the police department came back to say that the shoplifters, five girls and one boy, were not in fact all cheerleaders.
The teens are no longer allowed at the Coronado Mall, but police say they have been unable to obtain enough evidence to press charges against any of the students.
Earlier this month, KRGE reported that two other Eldorado High School students were sentenced to jail and probation, one of them for shoplifting.
One of the boys was 14-year-old Jose Diaz. He was sentenced to a year in jail for shoplifting from a Albuquerque smoke shop in October.
The other boy, Aaron Herrera, 16, was sentenced to probation after he pled guilty to aggravated DWI.
Herrera received the DWI after he caused a collision with another teen. The charge against him was elevated to an aggravated DWI after he refused to take a breath test after the crash.