The Westlake Village Target store located at 30740 Russell Ranch Road in California has been hit by repeated shoplifting incidents, causing concern for local law enforcement officials.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, two shoplifters stole a large amount of goods from the same store on consecutive days. On April 14 at about 6:15 p.m., a suspect took a Super Mario Lego set, a Shark cordless vacuum, and a Bissell vacuum, with a total estimated loss of $1078.97. The suspect left the store via an emergency exit door and fled in a Dodge minivan with California license plate number 7KGV479.
A day earlier, on April 13, a man stole about $890 worth of alcoholic beverages from the same store. The suspect selected multiple bottles of alcohol and left the store without paying, loading the bottles into a silver sedan in the parking lot. The sheriff’s department has released images of that suspect and vehicle as well.
Law enforcement officials are urging anyone with relevant information to call the sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills station at 818-878-1808. Anonymous tipsters can also contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org. The authorities hope that the release of surveillance images will help identify the suspects and lead to their arrest.
The repeated shoplifting incidents at the Westlake Village Target store have raised concerns about security measures at the store. The authorities have not yet commented on whether the incidents are connected or if any arrests have been made.