Two Murfreesboro women are facing three "Theft Over $500" charges after allegedly stealing over $600 in electronics from the Target Store on Old Fort Parkway. The theft was reported on Wednesday.
Suspects Caitlyn McLaughlin, age 22 and Elizabeth Mitchell, age 32, reportedly picked out 10 household electronic items at Target and then made their way to the front door without checking out. Once in the parking lot, they saw a Target employee hot on their trail. In fear, the women dropped the items and ran to their SUV.
Police spotted the vehicle several minutes later and conducted a stop to speak with the women. The two suspects were then transported back to the store where a loss prevention worker positively identified them as the theft suspects.
Police did an inventory of the SUV the females were in and say they found items from ULTA, Bath and Body Works and Hobby Lobby. Officers searched for receipts, but came up empty handed.
A representative from the ULTA store looked over the items that were located and said the two had stolen over $700 in merchandise. Hobby Lobby reported the theft in their store added up to $225. The Bath and Body works theft was caught on camera and it added up to $163. The Target electronics that were stolen were valued at more than $600.
Both women were arrested and will appear in court on January 7, 2016.
MPD Arrest Report #15-23638 A, B
MPD Incident Report #15-23654
MPD Incident Report #15-23661