Target Shoplifting Crew Caught on Video – Christina Pascucci Reports
Police are calling it a coordinated attack, orchestrated by 4 people, one believed to be as young as 14.
It happened just after 10:00 p.m. on January 21.
Police say they believe the group targeted this San Pedro Target after hitting another Target store in Hawthorne.
The surveillance video clearly shows what detectives say was a well thought out and calculated burglary.
The suspects move through the aisles collecting makeup, house hold items, dog food the several pages worth of items that totaled more than one thousand dollars.
At first, they seemed like any other shoppers..their every move, caught on video.
Detectives say A woman dressed in black then takes all the goods to the cash register and pays with a phony check.
As she and the clerk try to figure out why the check isn’t going through, one suspect, who police believe is as young as 14, walks out alone and gets the car ready.
Two others then follow, riding the shopping carts out into the parking lot.
They load the items in the car , and take off.
The fourth suspect, still inside, says her husband will pay so she walks outside to get him with a loss prevention officer.
She then acts shocked when her husband isn’t there and is quoted as saying in the police report “My friends left me. They left me. I can’t believe they left me.” She then suddenly flees and jumps into another car that was apparently standing by.
According to police, the woman who wrote the phony check took off in a tan 1994-1998 Chevy Tahoe
She’s described as white, mid 50s, 5 foot 9 and 200 pounds.
She has a red birthmark over her right eye.
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call LAPD Det. Don Eldridge at 310-726-7853.