Trio arrested, duo flees after organized shoplifting at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police reported two separate cases of organized shoplifting on the Stanford Shopping Center – one in every of which landed three men in jail and one other wherein two suspects are still at large.

Police said that around 5:42 p.m. Tuesday, three men stole five Coach handbags valued at $1,180 from the Macy's store within the mall. As the lads fled the shop, the shop's security alarms went off. Macy's employees were unable to stop the suspects and called police. An officer went to Macy's to take a report and review surveillance footage.

The men were arrested by Nordstrom's anti-theft employees at the identical mall around 6:22 p.m. They allegedly attempted to depart the shop with greater than $800 value of perfume. Police said they determined they were the identical group that stole the handbags at Macy's.

After officers found the lads's automobile within the car parking zone, they found 4 of the five stolen bags inside, together with additional purses, bedding and clothing. Palo Alto police said investigating officers are still working to discover the stores from which the opposite items can have been stolen.

The three men – all San Francisco residents and of their 20s and 30s, in response to police – were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of organized shoplifting. One of the lads was also charged with carrying a fake ID and one other man had a warrant for theft.

Another shoplifting incident occurred at the identical mall last week, but no arrests were made, Palo Alto police said.

Anti-theft employees at Lululemon discovered a theft that occurred on June 1 at roughly 12:19 p.m. According to police, video footage showed two women entering the shop with empty shopping bags, stuffing their bags with $1,630 value of clothing, and leaving the shop. The same women returned to the shop and took more clothing, taking jackets, leggings, tank tops, and men's and girls's shirts and pants totaling $2,200.

Officers are still investigating the thefts, Palo Alto police said.

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