‘Pro­fes­sional’ thieves steal 71 items from Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret

The Sun News - - Local - BY HAN­NAH STRONG [email protected]­sun­news.com

Two men and a woman stole thou­sands of dol­lars worth of cloth­ing Tues­day from Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret at Coastal Grand Mall, Myr­tle Beach po­lice said.

The thieves came into the store with bags about 7:45 p.m., started to take cloth­ing off the shelf and stuffed it into their bags, a re­port states. The trio al­legedly snagged 71 items worth al­most $3,800.

The thieves then ran out of the store with­out pay­ing.

Po­lice said the thieves have been seen be­fore shoplift­ing from Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret. They are de­scribed as two men and a woman in their 20s, a re­port states.

De­tec­tive Paul Mor­rell with Myr­tle Beach po­lice said that when peo­ple shoplift high-dol­lar amounts worth of prod­ucts, it’s gen­er­ally “pro­fes­sional sho­plifters,” or or­ga­nized re­tail crime groups.

In such cases, “the sus­pects work in teams, and it is a very co­or­di­nated and cal­cu­lated event,” Mor­rell said.

With these cases, he said, the thieves usu­ally sell the stolen mer­chan­dise.

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