The Vacaville Police Department announced that two East Bay women were arrested in an organized retail theft last week.
According to police, last Monday, Vacaville PD dispatchers received a call from some employees at the True Religion outlet store. They reported two women had just grabbed stacks of jeans, fled the store and were last seen leaving the area in a vehicle similar to a white Ford Focus.
Dispatch received another call from Target employees who said two women had just stolen baby formula and were leaving in a white 4-door vehicle. The description of the two women closely matched those of women who’d just left True Religion.
Officers located the vehicle as it attempted to leave the parking lot near Target, and provided verbal commands to the driver, Coreneshia Brooks (25, Antioch) and passenger, Jazell Young (25, Richmond). Both complied with the officers’ commands and were safely taken into custody.
Inside the vehicle, officers located 80 pairs of brand-new jeans; 43 from Levi’s and 37 from True Religion. The True Religion jeans alone, retailed for over $8,700. Additionally, there was a large amount of stolen Target merchandise, including baby formula, children’s clothing and copious amount of over-the-counter medications, totaling over $4,500 in value.
During the investigation, officers discovered information that Ms. Brooks had likely been involved in numerous prior thefts from Target stores in at least 30 different cities spread through 11 counties, with an estimated loss of over $74,000.
Brooks and Young were booked into the Solano County Jail on various felony charges relating to shoplifting, possession of stolen property and organized retail theft. Ms. Brooks also found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest out of San Joaquin County regarding organized retail theft and grand theft.
If you have additional information regarding this case, please contact Ofc. K. Sullivan at 707-469-4857.
Information released by Vacaville Police Department