The Brentwood Police Department Investigations Division recently organized a collaborative retail theft operation with the California Highway Patrol Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Taskforce and store loss prevention to respond to “in progress” thefts at several retailers at the Streets of Brentwood shopping mall and Sandcreek Crossing Shopping Plaza.
In conducting these operations, it was their goal to make arrests, identify prolific retail thieves, deter future crime, support local businesses and create an atmosphere where people feel safe to work and shop in Brentwood.
Brentwood Police say the organized retail crime has not just caused a financial hardship to businesses, but an emotional hardship to the hardworking people they employ and the customers who are often caught in the middle while shopping at the business.
In addition to apprehending thieves, officers also witnessed a juvenile male brandish a replica firearm while walking through the crowded Streets of Brentwood plaza. Due to the time of night it was unknown if the firearm was real and the officers quickly detained the juvenile male without injury to any involved parties.
Overall, the operation resulted in 14 suspects being apprehended and $5,409 worth of stolen property being recovered.
Catching the criminals is not the problem. Will they be prosecuted?
Ask george soros he’s the one funding their elections !
Fantastic but don’t give them cashless bail.
Already workin’ on plea bargain deals to avoid cost of trials.
Good for them! I really resent having to stand in line and pay high prices in the store when others are just walking out the door with the merchandise without paying. You know who ends up paying for this in the end! So I’m glad they’re beginning to crack down. My only worry is our district attorney. Will she let them all go because she feels sorry for them because they’re supposedly disadvantaged?
Good job LE! … now if Becton won’t let them off the hook!
We need be stronger laws and penalties to deter theft at the very least mandatory jail time for repeat offenders/150 hrs community service/parole for first time offenders. Do better or we all lose everything we have fought for!!
Arrest the politicians and their supporters who have created this mess that encourages and enables criminals.
Brentwood can be deceiving with all the “executive style” home construction and Trilogy senior living community. However, sadly, it’s still a pitt.
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