Two women were arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to steal nearly $900 worth of clothing and jewelry from Sears in the Burbank Town Center, police said.
The women – identified by police as Milvia Juarez, 27, and Cecelia Pineda, 47, of North Hollywood and Sun Valley, respectively – were confronted by loss prevention officers after allegedly attempting leave the store just before 6:30 p.m. with 30 stolen items, including leggings, sports bras, pants and costume jewelry, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
Juarez and Pineda were each reportedly carrying a large purse and a shopping bag full of the clothing and jewelry. Juarez’s bags reportedly contained $615 worth of merchandise, while Pineda’s had $266, Ryburn said.
The women were arrested on suspicion of burglary and are each being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
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