Suspects arrested after allegedly crashing cars into Fashion Island, stealing $100K in luxury items

Two burglary suspects were arrested Monday, and two more remain at large, after they allegedly crashed two vehicles into the Neiman Marcus and Louis Vuitton stores at Newport Beach’s Fashion Island and stole more than $100,000 in merchandise.

Newport Beach police spokesman Sgt. Shawn Dugan said a call came in at 3:45 a.m. Monday from security personnel at the outdoor shopping center regarding a commercial burglary in progress.

“There were actually two separate vehicles that were driven into the building on opposite sides of the structure through the entrance doors,” Dugan said Tuesday, indicating that the two stores are connected internally but both have doors to the outside parking lot area.

Dugan described one vehicle as an older model Ford Explorer, while the other appeared to be a sedan or small SUV of unknown make and model.

When officers arrived on scene, the suspects got into a third vehicle and fled the scene, engaging officers in a pursuit through a portion of Newport Beach and onto the 73 Freeway. California Highway Patrol officers joined in the freeway pursuit, following the suspect vehicle onto the 405 Freeway.

During the course of the chase, suspects were seen throwing the stolen merchandise — primarily high-end Louis Vuitton handbags — from the vehicle as it traveled from Orange County northward toward Los Angeles County, Dugan reported.

Los Angeles police officers eventually intercepted the vehicle and detained two of the suspects, a man and a woman. At least two other suspects fled on foot and were still at large on Tuesday.

The two detained — Ahmad Rahmaan, 25, and Tylise Bell, 28, both from Los Angeles — were taken back to Newport Beach, where they were booked on charges of commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit commercial burglary. Rahmaan was also charged with felony evading

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Elizabeth Olsen steps out in a stylishly casual look with no makeup as she shops for groceries in LA

Elizabeth Olsen was seen out and about in Los Angeles earlier on Friday as she ran a quick errand to pick up some groceries. 

The talented actress, 33, kept her look chic and comfortable, opting for an oversized button-up shirt and striped pants. 

The star is known for her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but will be stepping into new shoes by starring in the upcoming HBO true crime series titled, Love And Death. 

Shopping day: Elizabeth Olsen, 33, was spotted running an errands to pick up groceries in Los Angeles earlier on Friday

Shopping day: Elizabeth Olsen, 33, was spotted running an errands to pick up groceries in Los Angeles earlier on Friday 

The WandaVision actress kept her look simple as she picked up a few necessary items in the summer heat. 

She wore a large, yellow button-up shirt over a pair of striped, loose-fitting pants. 

To complete her overall ensemble for her outing, Elizabeth slipped into a pair of flat, open-toed sandals that coincided with the color scheme of her outfit. 

On-the-go: The Oldboy actress kept her look casual and comfortable for running errands in Los Angeles

On-the-go: The Oldboy actress kept her look casual and comfortable for running errands in Los Angeles 

The Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness star kept her accessories minimal, throwing on a pair of black sunglasses to shield her eyes from the sun. 

She also donned a brown watch on her left wrist to help her keep track of time amid a break in her busy schedule. 

Elizabeth slung a tote bag over her right shoulder with Daunt Books printed on the front to help her hold all her purchased items. 

The star also carried a black purse over her shoulder to keep additional items like a phone safe and sound. Her hair was parted to the side and her long locks were tucked into the back of the collar of her shirt. 

She chose not to wear any eye-catching makeup for her brief outing earlier

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An ‘influencer thrift store’ wants to tackle fast fashion waste

An influencer may wear an outfit in just one post before banishing it to the depths of the closet. It may stay there, unworn and unused, until it’s time for the occasional wardrobe cleanout. At best, the garment will be resold or donated. At worst, it’ll end up in a landfill.

Detoure, an online consignment shop, wants to change that.

The company, which describes itself as an “influencer thrift store,” is trying to lessen the burden on overflowing landfills by tackling influencers’ overflowing closets.

Accelerating trend cycles are only adding to the fast fashion industry’s nearly insurmountable toll on the environment. Detoure sells influencers’ trendy clothing — most of which is either new with tags or has been worn only once — for a small fraction of the cost of buying the garments new. 

“The way social media’s going, influencers wear the clothes once for a photo and then they never really wear it again,” said Detoure’s founder, Meghan Russell. “And so what happens to the clothes then at that point?”

In the year since Russell launched Detoure, the store has partnered with about 50 influencers, and Russell plans to expand the roster in the coming months. Primarily an online store, Detoure has gone viral on TikTok for its Los Angeles pop-up events, which it started hosting this year. 

The way social media’s going, influencers wear the clothes once for a photo and then they never really wear it again. And so what happens to the clothes then at that point?

Meghan Russell, DETOURE FOUNDER

The line for Detoure’s July pop-up — which took place in a borrowed streetwear store — stretched down Melrose Avenue. Drawn in with promises of being able to buy affordable clothing without having to dig for it, as at a traditional thrift store, hundreds

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