A Redwood City police officer caught two suspected shoplifters as they were running from the Sports Basement store “with their hands full of merchandise” last weekend, police said.
The officer had been conducting routine patrol of the Sports Basement parking lot at the time, police said.
“It was immediately apparent to the officer that the items had most likely been stolen as the clothes were still on hangers and had not been bagged,” police said.
Officers would discover the suspects had stolen over $2,300 worth of clothing and Yeti coolers. They “ultimately made incriminating statements regarding the theft and were subsequently booked into jail for grand theft,” police said.
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