On July 21 at about 5:29 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1400 block of Third Street Promenade regarding a petty theft that had just occurred at Sephora, 1224 3rd St.
The suspect was being followed by the store’s loss-prevention agent. Officers met with the agent. The agent pointed out the suspect. Officers detained the suspect without incident.
An investigation revealed the agent saw the suspect enter Sephora carrying a brown paper bag. The suspect selected several items from the sales floor and placed them in the brown bag.
The suspect exited the store without paying for the merchandise. All merchandise valued at approximately $1,107 was recovered.
Craig Tatum, 56, of Los Angeles was arrested for petty theft and denied bail.
Note: Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.