Security cameras at the Kahala Mall Macy's captured footage of two women handing over merchandise to another woman as they were pulling it off the racks.
Police search for shoplifting trio
Security cameras snap images of women stealing from Macy's
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a team of three women suspected of stealing merchandise from Macy's department stores at three malls.
One of the women apparently brought a 5-year-old child with her during a theft at the Kahala Mall Macy's on May 3.
Sgt. Kim Capllonch, CrimeStoppers coordinator, said the women entered the women's clothing department at the Kahala store at about 4:30 p.m. and spent about an hour gathering merchandise. Security cameras caught footage of two women handing over merchandise to another woman wearing a blue Polo Sport T-shirt as they were pulling it off the racks.
The woman wearing the Polo T-shirt brought the items to the cash register and placed them on the counter as if she were getting ready to pay for them. Capllonch said the suspect scooped up all the clothes and fled when the cashier was not watching.
All three suspects were seen entering a Honda sedan. Capllonch said the license plates of the vehicle were later discovered to be fraudulent.
About $700 worth of merchandise was stolen, she added.
The woman wearing the blue Polo Sport T-shirt is described as in her 20s, with a tan complexion.
The second suspect is described as a woman in her 20s, with blond hair, weighing about 130 pounds. She was wearing a white tank top and gray pants. Police also said she had a large dragon tattoo on her back.
The third suspect is also a woman in her 20s, who wore a black top and a black baseball cap. Capllonch said she was seen with a 5-year-old child at the time of the theft.
It is unusual for three suspects to enter a store together to shoplift, especially one of the three suspects bringing a child with her, Capllonch said.
Store cameras also caught the suspects stealing items from the Macy's department store at Windward Mall in Kaneohe and possibly Pearlridge Center in Aiea, she added.
Anyone with information on the suspects may call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.