"The Line-Up" Retail Robbery

The Line-Up is a crime prevention tool that allows the public to get involved through social media. The goal is to get the public involved in solving cold case files by watching and identifying video surveillance of suspects committing crimes. Contact information will be listed below and the public can be anonymous if they choose. The San Francisco Police Department will be releasing one video per week of suspect(s) involved in a criminal act. Remember, you have the power to make a difference in our community. Be a crime fighter and help us in identifying these criminals.

MO: The above 3 booked suspects entered a retail store with empty bags and proceeded to place unpaid merchandise into them.  The suspects exited the store and offloaded the stolen merchandise to an unknown suspect.  The suspects then entered another retail store with empty bags and proceeded to place unpaid merchandise into them, but their criminal activity was abruptly interrupted when they were apprehended inside of the store.  In their possession was pepper spray. However, it was not used in the commission of the crime.

We are asking the public and retail stores if they have taken similar reports [with video footage] involving the theft of large quantities of merchandise or the return of the same merchandise without a receipt for cash at a retail store to contact the Richmond Special Investigations Unit or you can contact us anonymously.

Date of incident: 12/22/12

Location: 3400 blk California Street

Contact: Richmond Special Investigations Unit, Sergeant Henry Lam at 415-666-8064 with any information regarding these suspects.

By Phone: 415-575-4444

By Text: TIP411                  

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