Police: Target Shoplifting Crew Caught on Video

SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KTLA) — Police are hunting for a crew of alleged shoplifters who they say hit a Target store in San Pedro.

The theft happened shortly after 10 a.m. on Jan. 21 at the store at 1701 N. Gaffey Street.

Surveillance video shows the two-man, two-woman crew filling shopping carts with clothing, toys and other household goods.

They then headed to the cashier, where one woman, dressed in black, stood waiting with a checkbook.

Meantime, the other three loaded bags filled with scanned merchandise into carts.The cashier gave the woman the total — $1,075.95 — and she wrote a check, but it ended up being declined.

As the clerk and the woman tried to figure out why the check didn’t clear, the others pushed the carts out of the store to an SUV.

According to police, the woman in black told the cashier that her husband could come back inside to pay for the merchandise.

She then went outside with a loss prevention worker to get him — but the others were nowhere to be found.

She told police that her friends had left her and gave the store employee a description of a black Nissan Altima.

But then moments later, a tan 1994-1998 Chevrolet pulled up on the sidewalk on Gaffey Street, and the woman ran and jumped inside.

The vehicle took off, stopping at a nearby 7-Eleven before speeding away.

The woman at the counter was described as white, 55 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 200 pounds.

She was wearing a black sweater and dark blue jeans. She had 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.


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