Santa Monica Police were called to the Santa Monica Place mall at 6:50 p.m. Friday, July 29th, where a loss prevention officer at a store said that he watched a store employee assist two customers who brought a large amount of clothing to the counter.
Loss prevention officers said they were able to see that the employee had allegedly only charged for three items and placed the remainder of the clothing inside a bag, failing to charge for the other items.
The two customers left the store and were arrested by loss prevention officers. The employee was also arrested.
All three suspects were booked in Santa Monica Jail for burglary. The recovered items were valued at $583.97.
WOMAN ALLEGES ASSAULT
A woman in the 1500 block of Palisades Park told police at 3:10 p.m. Monday, August 1st, that a suspect allegedly approached her and assaulted her for an unknown reason.
The woman was not injured.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for assault and battery.
ATTEMPTED TO BREAK INTO STOLEN VEHICLE
Police were called to the 1400 block of Alley Three, between Second and Third Streets, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 1st, where a suspect had allegedly attempted to break the window of a vehicle.
When officers arrived, they detained the suspect, who had allegedly attempted to use a wooden mallet to break the window of a vehicle.
The suspect told officers that he had locked his keys inside the car. Police checked the vehicle identification number, which identified the vehicle as stolen.
The suspect was arrested and taken to Santa Monica Jail, where he was booked for auto theft.
BOOKED FOR PAYING WITH STOLEN CREDIT CARD
Police came to the 1200 block of Fourth Street at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, August 3rd, where a suspect had allegedly used a fake driver’s license and stolen credit card to purchase a $500 camera.
Officers contacted a store employee and the suspect. Police determined that the suspect’s license was allegedly forged and the credit card belonged to someone else.
The suspect was arrested and booked in Santa Monica Jail for burglary.
JEWELRY GRAND THEFT SUSPECT ARRESTED
Police were called to the Santa Monica Place mall at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 3rd, where a loss prevention officer at a store alleged that a suspect entered the store, removed jewelry from a shelf, placed the jewelry into her purse and left the store without paying.
The suspect was arrested by loss prevention officers outside the store and released to Santa Monica police, who booked her in Santa Monica Jail for grand theft.
The recovered jewelry items were valued at $553.
— Compiled and written by Vince Echavaria