Gluckstadt police arrest man for shoplifting

Gluckstadt police arrest man for shoplifting


A man wanted in multiple jurisdictions related to shoplifting has been arrested for suspected shoplifting in Gluckstadt, authorities say.

The man, Antonescue Iancu-Barbu, 32, was arrested and charged with shoplifting.

Glcukstadt Police Chief Barry Hale said on March 10, with the help of the Madison Police Department, Iancu-Barbu was arrested on the charge of felony shoplifting after he was identified as a suspect who allegedly took two Apple Watches from a display at the AT&T store in Gluckstadt on Feb. 27. 

The two watches were allegedly valued at over $1,000.

“We started an investigation which led to Antonescu Iancu-Barbu being identified as the suspect,” Hale said. “Mr. Barbu is also suspected to be involved in similar crimes in Clinton and Ridgeland.”

Iancu-Barbu had his initial court appearance on March 12, 2024, in Gluckstadt Municipal Court and was given a $25,000.00 bond.

Ridgeland Police Lt. Eddie Addison said Iancu-Barbu is wanted in Ridgeland for his involvement in a shoplifting incident at the Apple Store at the Renaissance in which an Apple Watch was shoplifted. Addison said RPD believes he was assisted by a minor.

Addison said Iancu-Barbu faces charges of shoplifting and aiding and abetting a minor in shoplifting in Ridgeland. he has a court date of March 26 in Ridgeland Municipal Court.

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