ROME, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Video released from a Georgia mall seems to be a blooper reel, but it shows a very serious crime. Two shoplifting suspects were trying to make a quick getaway from a Victoria's Secret store in Rome but then drop the stolen items.
The women ended up getting their act together and made off with thousands-of-dollars’ worth of merchandise, but police are hoping they won’t get away clean with the help of someone who may recognize them in the video.
The almost comical video was taken inside the Mount Berry Mall in Rome. Video taken from nearby Dunham Sports store show the video trying to leave. The pair stops and picks up the merchandise, but the other girl cannot walk straight because she has so much stuff and the bag is awkward.
Rome Police Detective Corey Bowers calls the women brazen. It all happened at around 5:30 in the evening last week with customers in the store and shopping in the mall.
Detective Bowers said the two suspects are seen sneaking into the store, trying to hide from cameras. Once inside, they mill around a few seconds and that’s when the bags come out and they start stuffing items into bags. At one point, they realize someone has seen them but they seem completely unconcerned.
Police believe the merchandise has found its way onto internet selling websites or even flea markets.