[Video] Shoplifters Get Early Trick-Or-Treat On at Anaheim Plaza Ulta Store

Grab and bag. Twitter screenshot

A group of young men walked into an Ulta Beauty Store & Salon at Anaheim Plaza a week before Halloween with bags ready–just not for candy. They combed through the aisles during business hours grabbing whatever within reach before running out the door.

One woman who happened to be shopping captured a snippet of the scene when it all went down. The theft alarm system can be heard beeping. Another woman tells the shoplifters that the police are coming before five of them finish up and leave. Ulta workers trailed behind them filming with their phones.

Anaheim plaza Ulta store robbery video from r/orangecounty

In the past 24 hours, the video has already tallied almost 150,000 views. Ulta Beauty’s social media team definitely saw the footage. “The safety of our guests and associates is a top priority,” the company responded via Twitter. “We are aware of and currently reviewing this matter. Our procedures aim to prevent theft and protect our guests and associates, while continuing to provide an outstanding shopping experience.”

Anaheim police did arrive to the store. “A grand theft crime report was taken and is being investigated” says Sgt. Daron Wyatt, department spokesman.

Thieves hit the same exact Ulta Beauty store in February. Surveillance video showed them shoplifting in much the same manner by grabbing bags at the entrance and helping themselves to products on the shelves.

2 Replies to “[Video] Shoplifters Get Early Trick-Or-Treat On at Anaheim Plaza Ulta Store”

  1. There are LEVEL EYE CAMERAS with Awesome.Clarity these place of business can install in their stores.
    So when they (Thiefs) Walk.In and Leave you can see who they are!!!
    Roof Cameras (License Plates)
    Somebody knows them.
    (Reward) $$$$ TALKS!!!
    So when they get caught and finally go in front of a Judge hopefully the Judge is not soft and sentences them minimum to a Year and a Day serving the (Full.Sentence) in the county jail Cleaning.Toilets….
    Picking up Freeway.Trash.

  2. Californians for Safe Neighborhoods and Schools provided a summary of the initiative, including following excerpt:[32]

    “Stops wasting prison space on low-level nonviolent crimes: Changes the lowest level nonviolent drug possession and petty theft crimes from felonies to simple misdemeanors. It authorizes resentencing for anyone who is incarcerated for these offenses and poses no threat to public safety. These changes apply to juveniles as well as adults. Keeps rapists, murderers and child molesters in prison: Maintains the current law for registered sex offenders and anyone with prior convictions for rape, murder or child molestation.[12]

    The impact of mass incarceration can be felt on neighborhoods, families and individuals across the nation. As a result, many already-impoverished neighborhoods have lost thousands of working-age men and women whose lives are forever affected by mass incarceration… The AFL-CIO strongly supports Proposition 47: Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014—which would reduce the impact of a felony conviction on communities, including increasing access to the ballot by those who have been disenfranchised—and encourages affiliate unions to communicate this important matter to their members. Reducing sentences from felonies to misdemeanors also will reduce barriers to unemployment insurance, social services and housing brought about by felony convictions.[12] ”
    With shoplifting less than $950, reduced to a misdemeanor, shoplifting rates explode!
    Sure the State of California saves money on not housing non-violent criminals, but what
    about the quality of life for the law abiding citizens of the city? What about the merchants?
    Who ends up covering the costs of these thefts?
    We all do! Prices go up, extra security has to be privately hired, businesses will flee California.
    Vote out these nitwits!

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