The Brentwood Police Department reported that officers recently recovered more than $3,000 in stolen merchandise from local businsses in the City of Brentwood.
According to Brentwood police, officers responded to a call from an Ulta Beauty Store after two women had walked out with a large amount of product and attempted to leave. When the women were in the parking lot, officers located them and approached them. The women denied stealing the items.
According to police, they observed in plain view purses and Ulta Beauty Store merchandise hidden under their vehicle. The officers also found bags full of baby formula and other items in plain view. That led the officers to check with a nearby Safeway which also had items stolen that day.
Police say Asha Elliot, 22 of El Cerrito, and Taurieunah Johnson, 20 of San Diego, were arrested and were booked into jail. All of the items, totaling more than $3000, were returned to the stores.