OAKLAND – A pair of Oakland residents has been arrested on suspicion of possessing greater than $85,000 price of stolen retail items, in keeping with the California Freeway Patrol.
In July, detectives opened an investigation into a number of individuals suspected of promoting pilfered Victoria’s Secret merchandise on the Oakland Coliseum flea market, the CHP mentioned in a information launch Friday.
“The suspects have been noticed promoting merchandise, with (retail) tags connected, on the flea market,” the CHP mentioned.
Earlier this month, detectives discovered the identical individuals promoting “vital portions of retail items” at a flea market within the Sacramento suburb of Galt, in keeping with the CHP.
The CHP mentioned Victoria’s Secret representatives scanned the products and confirmed they’d by no means been bought at a retail retailer. The merchandise was valued at greater than $20,000.
Two suspects have been detained throughout a subsequent automobile cease. Detectives obtained a search warrant and located further stolen merchandise from Lululemon, Safeway, Sephora, Sunglass Hut, Ulta Magnificence and Walgreen’s, in keeping with the CHP.
Altogether, the pilfered retail items have been price greater than $85,000, the CHP mentioned.
The suspects have been recognized as a 32-year-old man and a 31-year-old lady, each of Oakland. The CHP mentioned they have been arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property.