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Children as young as 13 years involved in Sacramento Retail Theft; More than 100 people arrested in Crackdown operation

Children as young as 13 years involved in Sacramento Retail Theft; More than 100 people arrested in Crackdown operation

Sacramento, CA: Almost a hundred individuals, including minors, were either detained or issued citations by deputies in Sacramento for retail theft that occurred over the weekend, according to the sheriff’s office.

According to the sheriff’s office, three Target stores inside the county were the targets of an operation that aimed to combat organized retail theft. At that time, ten individuals were booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail out of ninety-six who were apprehended and charged with larceny and shoplifting.

A total of eleven to sixty-two years old were among those who were either arrested or cited, according to the sheriff’s office. In one instance, two individuals pretended to have a sleeping infant in an empty baby carrier by covering it with a blanket; in reality, they were stealing goods.

“A kid was not there. According to the Detective Andy Cater, it’s all in good fun. “The officers found the car seat was completely empty, just another place where they were storing stolen goods.”

The perpetrators of two of the heinous robberies snatched merchandise from the business as marked sheriff’s patrol vehicles stood guard outside the exit doors. According to Cater, one of the men sported a voluminous black coat that had pockets specially cut out to conceal the stolen goods.

Suspect Accused of Multiple Retail Thefts Arrested in Sacramento County

Cater stated that the offender stuffed $250 worth of merchandise into the coat and that they discovered $500 worth of stolen merchandise from a separate store in his vehicle.

The sheriff’s office released photos of the stolen goods, which included cosmetics, candy, stuffed animals, a stroller wagon in its original packaging, and blankets.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were able to recover almost $8,000 worth of stolen goods.

With a $9.4 million grant from the governor’s office, the organized retail theft task force intends to increase the number of undercover operations. The duration is three years for the next crackdown operations.

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