Retail Theft Ring Busted in Tyson’s Corner: Over $76,000 Worth of Property Recovered and Seized

On Friday March 25, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the police department’s Tyson’s Urban Team (TUT) was notified by store security at Lord & Taylor of suspicious activity. Store security informed TUT that a male and two female suspects involved in a retail theft ring were currently in their store. The suspects exited the store and attempted to flee in a vehicle, but were detained in the parking lot. TUT officers located stolen merchandise along with tools geared to defeat the store security systems.

Due to the excellent teamwork between the store security teams at Tyson’s Corner Center and the TUT, over $76,000 worth of property was seized from the retail theft ring.  Oleg Lazanovitch, 39, of Florida, was charged with grand larceny, possession of stolen property with intent to sell, and possession of a burglarious tool.  Iryna Karp, 28, of Florida, was charged with grand larceny, possession of stolen property with intent to sell, and possession of a burglarious tool.  Kateryna Nosul, 20, of Florida, was charged with providing false identify to law enforcement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.