Shoplifting is growing in popularity and stores are doing more and more to prevent it. Some stores have loss prevention workers to specifically look for shoplifters while other stores have elaborate camera systems to catch thieves in the act.
Police responded to a department store on Old Fort Parkway where a store employee told officers he observed two females steal over $500 in clothing. The theft occurred over a two day period, according to an incident report. In other words the women visited the store once and left with lots of goodies and then returned a second time for more merchandise. Twice is apparently too much as the two suspects were caught when they allegedly took clothing and shoes the second time. They were each arrested and charged accordingly.
To make matters worse, one of the two women had previously been told not to come back to the store. Evidently she was known for thievery.
MPD Incident Report #13-14767