Santa Monica Sephora Thief Arrested Fleeing On Third Street Promenade

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013, 8:58:00 AM

Tim Broughton

A 19-year-old Los Angeles woman was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 23 after being caught on the run after stealing items from the Sephora store on the Third Street Promenade.

Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department (who had been assigned to Third Street Promenade Foot Patrol) hurried to a “theft in progress” report on this day at 2:15 pm at the Sephora store, located at 1244 Third Street Promenade.

As they were on their way to the scene they were informed by dispatch that the suspect had left the building and was at that time walking south in the 1200 block of Third Street Promenade.

The officers spotted the suspect (according to the description they had been given) and escorted her back to the store so that they could begin their investigation.

When they all arrived back at Sephora the officers spoke with the Loss Prevention Agents of the store and learned that (allegedly) the suspect had selected several items, place them in her bag, and left the store without making any attempt (allegedly) for paying for them.

The officers arrested (according to a citizen’s arrest per the Loss Prevention Agent) this woman and she was charged with theft.

Bail was set at $1,000.

Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of The Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner.

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