3 accused of stealing at least $15K in perfume from North Naples Ulta store

Writer: Derrick Shaw
(L to R) Derrick Trannon, Eugene Merrell, Donta Bradshaw (Credit: CCSO booking photos)

Three men from the Miami area are accused of stealing thousands of dollars in perfume from a North Naples store.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office says Donta Bradshaw, 23, of Miami, and Derrick Trannon, 23, of Sunrise, went into the Ulta Beauty store at Mercato on Friday and made off with designer perfumes that included Chanel and Dior, with an estimated total worth of more than $15,000.

The CCSO report states that the pair were seen on video filling pillowcases with boxes of perfume before they left and got into a waiting car driven by Eugene Merrell, 22, of Miami. The car, identified by witnesses, was later pulled over by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on I-75 near mile marker 88. The report states that boxes of high-dollar perfume were found inside the car, and the suspects were also believed to have stolen items from Ulta stores in Hillsborough County a few hours earlier.

Deputies say the total amount of stolen merchandise could reach $20,000 or more.

The report states that Trannon and Merrell admitted to the thefts and named Bradshaw as their partner in the crimes.

All three were taken to the Collier County Jail, where Bradshaw and Trannon remain, facing charges of grand theft. Jail records show Trannon has warrants out of Broward and Palm Beach counties for theft.

Merrell, also facing a grand theft charge, has since bonded out.

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