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Women shoplifting thousands

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Attention stores around SouthPark-- there are two women shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of clothing from various businesses.

"They think they've hit a lot of places, they just can't pinpoint who they are," said CMPD Detective Marty Cuthbertson.

We may not know who they are, but we know what they look like-- two heavyset women who were chased into the parking lot by employees at the Trysports store in SouthPark. 

Detective Cuthbertson says the employees gave chase after they spotted the same two woman who shoplifted in their store three weeks prior.

"They had seen them before and they recognized them from the time they were in there previously." "They tried to confront them and to get their property back. We don't recommend that. But they did get a good picture of them."

They are very clear pictures. One woman is shown in a gray sweatsuit carrying a large brown bag. The other has her eyes closed-- why the closed eyes?

"She tried to like hide her face by closing her eyes."

Yes, she actually thought she could disguise herself by closing her eyes.

"Then they threw all the stuff in the trunk and you know where the tag is, they tried to bend the tag, so they couldn't see the license tag."

The employees only saw parts of the lettering on the black, four-door Impala. They weren't able to get the full plate. And, there was a third woman driving the car.

The Detective says all stores in Charlotte should be on the lookout for these women.

"They should all pay attention in this area (SoutPark). They've been spotted in this area several times."

Reward money is available for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 and you don't have to leave your name.

 

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