A woman and her boyfriend are accused of taking the Target slogan to new heights: Expect more. Pay nothing.
According to police, Nefatarah Meyer-Dierrks, 27, and her boyfriend Jared Devonish, 26, both former Target employees, were caught on surveillance tape intentionally setting a fire inside the store's Starrett City location, in a plot to swipe $8,000 worth of flat-screen TVs.
The pair allegedly broke into the store in the early morning hours of June 12. Officials say Meyer-Dierkks and Devonish hid in a storage area for nearly five hours before finally emerging around 2 a.m. to set a fire in an aisle, in which paper towels and other products were used.
With employees busy running for their lives, the duo quickly grabbed eight flat screen televisions - worth about $8,000 - and sprinted out of the store, cops said.
Fire officials say the blaze caused about $100,000 worth of damage to the store.
New York City police arrested Meyer-Dierrks and Devonish over the weekend. Police say Devonish had already cashed in on four of the stolen televisions.
The two are now facing charges of arson, burglary, larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun