VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — Police arrested two women in Vacaville Saturday afternoon after officers discovered the women were part of an alleged theft ring, in which they would steal items from local Wal-Marts and then sell the stolen merchandise online.
An officer patrolling the Wal-Mart parking lot at 1501 Helen Power Drive first noticed a suspicious looking parked U-Haul van in the parking lot, according to police.
The officer then discovered the van had been reported stolen out of San Pablo, police said.
Inside the officer found 28-year-old Angel Morgan of Suisun City and detained her.
After coordinating with Wal-Mart employees, responding officers were able to detain a second woman connected to the stolen van.
Officers stopped Breanna Thomas, 24, of Richmond as she was pushing a shopping cart with 3-year-old son inside, as well as stolen merchandise worth more than $200, according to police.
Inside the stolen van, officers found over $1,300 worth of additional stolen property. Officers also found an open laptop displaying a Facebook account advertising the stolen merchandise for sale, police said.
Preliminary information suggests the two women, along with a third woman who escaped from police during the encounter, had been stealing from multiple Wal-Marts, according to police.
Officers arrested Thomas on suspicion of possession of stolen property, burglary and conspiracy. Morgan was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, police said.
The pair was booked into the Solano County Jail, according to police.
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