On October 29, at approximately 6:27 p.m.
Officers responded to a shoplifting call at Sephora, 1244 Third Street Promenade. The loss prevention officer for the store told officers that he witnessed the suspect put multiple fragrances in her shopping basket and remove the EAS (electronic article surveillance) from the packaging. She then placed the items inside of her purse. The suspect passed multiple staffed cash registers and proceeded to walk outside of the store. The loss prevention officer caught up to the suspect and her companion in the 200 block of Arizona Avenue. When SMPD officers arrived they saw the suspect, her companion and the stolen property on the ground in plain view next to her purse. The suspect denied she had taken the property and blamed her companion. The loss prevention officer did not see her companion take any property from the store. SMPD officers facilitated a private person’s arrest and transported the suspect to the jail.
Daland Rayne Tyler, 20, of Santa Monica, was arrested for shoplifting. Bail was set at $5,000.