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Botched shoplifting turns to robbery at Walmart

Police have a warrant to arrest two women in connection with a robbery at Walmart.

The robbery started as a shoplifting attempt when one of the two women allegedly put some cosmetics in her purse and left the store without paying,

according to Liz Wylie, a spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.

A plainclothes security guard told the women -- a 21-year-old from Palo Alto and a 25-year-old from Sunnyvale -- to stop. They refused and he attempted to escort them inside, Wylie said. When the man grabbed one of the women by both arms, she pushed him and ran, getting into a yellow Mitsubishi and driving off, Wylie said.

The security guard wrote down the car's license plate number and police were able to identify the women, Wylie said. "We have requested warrants for both of them," but no arrests have been made.

No one was injured in the incident.

Comments

Posted by MV resident, a resident of Jackson Park
on Feb 20, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Please deploy a community-based comment scoring system that will allow users to up or down rank community input.

This would alleviate much of the overhead of a moderated Q&A forum, yet still allow individual feedback.


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

"The refused and he attempted to escort them inside, Wylie said. When the man grabbed one of the women by both arms, she pushed him and ran, getting into a yellow Mitsubishi and driving off."

Outsourcing the proofreading?

That's just painful.


Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:10 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

If the MVPD have warrants, because they know who they are, why have there been no arrests? On a coffee and donut break, or something?

I guess you can get away with a lot these days, if the police just can't be bothered. The plain fact is that property crimes of any kind are not enforced, because "it's just stuff", and there was no bloodshed. And BTW, folks, that means that any burglaries surrounding *your* stuff are low-priority, too. Best to burglar-proof your own homes to protect your goods and families...however you need to. There's no justice...there's "just us", it seems.


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