Jacksonville Beach, FL. — Close to $40,000 in merchandise was stolen from ULTA Beauty stores across the Northeast Florida area and several other counties according to new documents.
As many as 13 different incidents took place where products were stolen according to police in a three-month period. Some local stores were hit multiple times.
Documents reveal in some instances the suspects would use pepper spray on employees in order to get away.
A new report reveals “the total loss of merchandise from this organized retail theft group was $37,756.59.”
Myra Curry, Shatreveya Robinson and Slivya Thomas were arrested and charged in connection to the fragrance heist.
They were arrested following a short police chase in Jacksonville Beach after reportingly stealing $5000 in product from ULTA.
Action News Jax law and safety expert Dale Carson said fragrance is easy to steal and resell because it cannot be tracked.
“It is easy to sell them and there is such a demand for this product and it is easy to get online and sell them for half the price,” Carson said.
Police say multiple social media accounts were used to sell the perfumes.