Police arrest Dillard’s shoplifter after high speed chase www.privateofficer.com
Officers responded to a shoplifting call at Dillards in North Point Mall when they spotted the suspect’s vehicle heading south on North Point Parkway and turning west (right) onto Mansell Road. They tried to get the suspect to stop as her vehicle was getting on GA 400 southbound. The driver refused to stop, and the chase was on.
“During this brief chase, the suspect vehicle showed no regard for Georgia traffic laws nro the safety of other motorists on the road,” the incident report stated.
The Dillards’ loss prevention officer told police he first spotted the suspect 30 minutes earlier trying to return a stolen handbag. She then took three handbags worth $1,200 off the display rack and left the store without paying for them, running to her vehicle. The Dillards’ employee followed the suspect’s car down to Mansell Road. When Alpharetta police officers got their patrol cars behind her car, he said he drove back to the store.
Warrants were taken out for a suspect in the shoplifting and chase incident. Siobhan Plichette Sims, 32, was cited for fleeing to elude an officer, reckless driving and felony shoplifting. She was being held in Fulton County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.
Mall Store’s Security Cameras Catch Teens Prowling in Parking Lot
Two teens were caught on a store’s security cameras entering an auto in the North Point Mall parking lot on April 15.
Mall security and a Von Maur loss prevention officer were with the pair in the parking lot near Macy’s. The Von Maur employee said the suspets had been seen looking into vehicles before entering an SUV.
The 18 year old from Dawsonville and the 16-year-old juvenile with him were cited for entering auto to commit a theft, a felony, and prowling. The juvenile was released into the custody of his mother.
Von Maur provided a DVD with footage from security cameras showing the teens’ actions in the parking lot.