Welcome to our new post in this post we talk about why Woman Arrested in Los Angeles. A woman from Los Angeles was arrested on suspicion of being part of a Southern California organized retail theft ring. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) accused 48-year-old Brenda Yanez of organized retail theft, grand theft, and possession of stolen property.
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More about Why Woman Arrested as Over $1 Million in Products Seized
The Los Angeles Times reported that during a raid on a warehouse and a business named The Makeup Store in Paramount City on Tuesday, the CHP’s organized retail crime task force found over $1 million worth of allegedly stolen goods.
According to various local reports, officials have linked Yanez to an organized retail theft ring targeting stores such as CVS, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, Rite Aid, Nordstrom, and 99 Cents Only. KFSA- TV reported that along with the alleged stolen merchandise, the CHP stated that they also found “tools used to remove anti-theft devices.”
In a press release sent to KFSA-TV, the CHP said, “CHP investigators throughout California will continue to actively work during the holidays with our loss prevention partners, allied agencies, and prosecutors to combat organized retail crime. We will remain actively engaged with our loss prevention partners, allied agencies, and prosecutors in combating organized retail crime throughout California during the holiday season.”
According to The Times, several loss prevention specialists from affected stores were present to help identify the stolen items. While many cities have seen a decline in retail theft in recent years, Los Angeles witnessed a 61% increase in theft from mid-2019 to mid-2023.
Last month, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the CHP has made over 1,000 arrests this year, marking a 109% year-over-year increase. Newsom stated that the organized retail crime task force is “cracking down on organized retail crime and preventing it.