Four people who allegedly stole approximately $50,000 in merchandise during a shoplifting spree that spanned three lululemon stores on the Peninsula were arrested at the Stanford Mall on Sunday. A fifth person remains at large, police said.
Police dispatch received a call around 6 p.m. Sunday from retailer lululemon reporting a robbery in progress at the Stanford Mall store at 180 El Camino Real, police said in a statement. Press release. Officers arrived and arrested four people, police said. Police said they recovered 100 pairs of leggings worth more than $12,000.
According to police, four people entered the store along with a fifth person, whom police did not learn of until further investigation.
Officers located the suspects’ vehicle, a blue 2007 Hyundai Entourage, in the parking lot along with several bags full of items. The bags in the van contained 300 items worth $38,000 that had been stolen earlier in the day from other lululemon stores in Burlingame and San Mateo.
Two Sacramento residents, an 18-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, and a 20-year-old Carmichael woman, were arrested on suspicion of organized retail theft, possession of stolen property and criminal conspiracy.