Two Women Steal Merchandise Worth $7,000 In 1-Minute Sunglass Heist

the_hutHow long does it take to scoop up $7,000 worth of merchandise from a Sunglass Hut store while employees aren’t looking? According to this surveillance video released by the police in San Francisco, about just over a minute. Two suspects working together were in and out of the store in that amount of time, slipping pricey merchandise into their tote bags and then zipping out the door before employees could stop them.

The theft happened about a month ago, and police released the video in an effort to find the two women. This was clearly a well-planned operation: they planned their entrance for a moment when the cashier was helping another customer and distracted, and they knew exactly which items they were looking for and where they were located.

If you do happen to know anything about this incident, call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

Video: S.F. shoplifters allegedly clean out a Sunglass Hut [San Francisco Chronicle]

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.