Two women were arrested for theft at a Sunglasses Hut last week.
According to the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD), on May 18, six women and one man allegedly stole $50,000 worth of merchandise in less than a minute from the store at 1061 Santa Rosa Plaza.
The group fled from the shopping mall in two separate vehicles, but one later crashed and was towed by the police. All seven suspects were still able to escape, SRPD said.
Detectives discovered the suspect vehicle was owned by Arianna Torey, 19, of San Francisco. After SRPD contacted her, she claimed her car was stolen and filed a report with the San Francisco Police Department.
However, police learned that Torrey falsely reported her car was stolen.
Torrey and another San Francisco resident Destiny Nisby, 22, went to the SRPD on Friday for the towed vehicle when they were served a search warrant and arrested.
SRPD found over $13,000 worth of stolen sunglasses inside Torrey’s car. Detectives believe the sunglasses were stolen from other retailers across Bay Area.
Police obtained evidence that Torrey was directly involved in the theft at Sunglasses Hut, and she and Nisby conspired to fabricate the story of the stolen car.
Both Torrey and Nisby were booked into Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility.
SRPD continues its investigation as the remaining suspects in the Sunglasses Hut theft are still on the run.