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Ladies take clothing using trick bags at store in Alpharetta


January 17, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two women were arrested Jan. 8 after allegedly trying to steal more than $1,500 worth of clothing from a store and trying to flee.

Employees of the Victoria's Secret store told police they saw Shawndrea Michelle Gay, 24, of Atlanta, and Kaniya Wallace, 18, of Decatur, in the store carrying large brown bags. The employees were able to see that the bags had a special lining, commonly known as "booster bags," which allegedly can conceal stolen items from detection of scanners. These bags were allegedly filled with goods. When Gay and Wallace saw the staff had spotted the bags, they allegedly took off running.

They dumped their bags in a car outside and fled into the nearby Cheesecake Factory to hide. A search of the car turned up more than $1,500 in stolen clothing along with a pry tool for getting tags off clothing. The license plate on the car was not registered to the car.

Both Gay and Wallace were arrested and charged with shoplifting more than $1,500, possession of tools for a Crime and giving false information to officers.

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