LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities Tuesday sought the public's help to identify three women involved in an organized theft ring targeting Southland retail stores.
"The suspects enter the businesses with empty purses or shopping bags," the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. "They conceal high-dollar makeup, eye care, and medication in their empty bags (and) then leave the store without paying for the merchandise."
The suspects are responsible for more than $13,000 in property losses, police said.
According to the statement, the women are in their early 20s to about 30 with one of the suspects being 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 280 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Another suspect, according to police, is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 240 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
The other suspect is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 210 pounds, has black hair with red streaks and has brown eyes, police said.
The suspects were seen in a gray two-door 2007 Honda Civic, license number 6BJA376, according to police.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives Holguin, Franssen, or Prieto of the LAPD Commercial Crimes Division at 213-486- 5920. Tipsters may also call 877-LAPD-247 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS; or use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.