On November 4, at about 5:20 p.m.
Officers responded to Urban Outfitters- 1440 3rd Street Promenade- regarding suspicious persons loitering in the store. An employee identified the subjects as possibly being involved in a series of retail burglaries. The subjects exited the store prior to the officer’s arrival causing a security alarm to sound. Officers were able to locate the subjects on the Promenade and detained them for an investigation. An investigation revealed the subjects were observed in the store carrying merchandise but did not make a purchase. As the subjects exited, employees noticed their bags appeared fuller and the security alarm was activated. Officers recovered several items of merchandise some with sensors and without tags. Both suspects were placed under arrest without incident. At SMPD Jail, several debit cards and an identification in another’s name were recovered.
Alicia Joy Brown, 28, from Los Angeles was arrested for burglary, probation violation and appropriation of lost property. Bail was set at $20,000.
Shante Marie Thompson, 30 from Los Angles, was issued a citation receiving stolen property.