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Retail Theft Items Worth $1 Million Confiscated in LA Warehouse; 1 in Custody

Retail Theft Items Worth $1 Million Confiscated in LA Warehouse; 1 in Custody

The California Highway Patrol conducted a significant retail theft bust and found more than $1 million worth of stolen cosmetics from CVS, Sephora, and Ulta Beauty. The discovery led to the arrest of a lady in Los Angeles.

As per the CHP, Brenda Yanez, 48, is facing charges of grand theft, organized retail theft, and possessing stolen property.

According to investigators, she is associated with a well-organized retail theft ring that preyed on several Southern California retailers, including Nordstrom, Rite Aid, CVS, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, and the 99 Cents Only Store.

The Makeup Store on Whittier Boulevard in the city of Los Angeles and a warehouse in Paramount both had search warrants served by CHP officers on Tuesday.

Along with “tools used to remove anti-theft devices,” officers discovered a variety of stolen goods, according to CHP.

“CHP investigators will continue to work proactively with our loss prevention partners, allied agencies, and prosecutors through the holidays to combat organized retail crime throughout California,” according to a news release released by the CHP.

The authorities are further investigating the matter. The mugshot of the arrested woman has not been revealed by the police.

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