A Malibu woman aged 57 was arrested on Friday, Jan. 9, after she returned to a store where she had stolen a $1,200 necklace just a few weeks earlier.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to Santa Monica Jewelry and Loan at 408 Broadway at 3:50 pm in order to investigate a report of theft.
Upon arrival the officers spoke with the staff at the business. They said that at about 3:30 pm that afternoon a suspect had entered the premises and the staff had immediately recognized this woman as being a person that had entered the store on Dec. 23 of last year and stolen a $1,200 necklace.
The staff had security video of the woman stealing that item and so they kept the suspect in the store on this day while they called the police.
The officers detained the suspect until they had viewed the security camera footage that allegedly showed this woman stealing the necklace.
After the officers had viewed the footage they arrested this Malibu resident and she was charged with theft. Bail was set at $20,000.
Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of The Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.