Police snag Kohl’s shoplifter with $6000 of jewlery www.privateofficer.com
Visalia CA Aug 8 2011 Police say they recovered more than $6,000 worth of jewelry they suspect was stolen after officers witnessed a woman run out of the Visalia Kohl’s department store Friday afternoon and flee in a waiting car driven by a man.
Detectives with the Visalia Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit were conducting surveillance of the store in response to thefts there when they saw a woman run out at about 2:30 p.m.
After she got in the car and it pulled away, the officers conducted a traffic stop and detained the two people in the car, identified in a police report as David Snipes and Elizabeth Wood, both 51, of Bakersfield.
Inside the car, police reported finding stolen jewelry and a list of additional businesses.
Police said they recovered all the items stolen from Kohl’s, although it wasn’t clear in the report if all the jewelry in the car came from the store.
Wood and Snipes were arrested on suspicion of burglary and other counts not specified by police.
Investigations are under way to determine if the two may have burglarized other businesses on the list, according to the report.