On Sept. 1 at about 4:40 p.m. Santa Monica police officers responded to the Apple store on Third Street Promenade regarding a shoplifting suspect in custody.
An investigation revealed that the store’s loss-prevention staff observed the suspect enter the location and select merchandise from the sales floor. The suspect concealed the items in his clothing and exited the store without paying for the items.
The suspect was detained outside the store by loss-prevention staff and taken into custody by officers. The items taken, which were valued at approximately $98, were recovered.
Rey David Vazquez, 24, homeless, was booked for shoplifting. Bail was set at $25,000.