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North County : Escapee Arrested After Shoplifting Investigation

A woman suspected in a number of Orange County burglaries who recently escaped from County Jail is back behind bars after allegedly shoplifting more than $500 worth of tools from a department store in Orange, police said.

Police said Cindy Lee Wright, 26, of Placentia was arrested at a house on the 400 block of N. Finch Street in Anaheim Tuesday just a few hours after she allegedly fled from the Sears department store in the Orange Mall with the tools, Orange Police Sgt. Ed Tunstall said.

Other items valued at about $1,400 that police say were taken in previous burglaries were found in the house, Tunstall said.

Police investigators recognized Wright as an Orange County Jail escapee when they were shown a photograph of her taken by a Sears surveillance camera, Tunstall said. He said officers staked out the Anaheim home because she occasionally lived there.

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Police said Wright escaped from the jail on Nov. 5.

She was booked at County Jail on burglary charges stemming from a previous warrant, on the escape charge for which the second warrant was issued and for burglary in the Sears case.


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