Video appears to show 2 women, 1 carrying a child, stealing from children's store at Regency Park


Once Upon A Child, the store where two women were seen on video surveillance stealing clothes, posted an update to its Facebook page thanking the public for the influx of information about the suspects.

The store said in its post that they were able to identify the girls in the video and recover over $60 worth of merchandise.


A local store is asking for the public's help to identify two women who they said were caught stealing from their store in Regency Park off of Atlantic Boulevard.

Once Upon A Child owner Jeanne Blalock said their surveillance system shows two women taking multiple items off their shelves.

They said the pair in the video stole more than 20 items of clothing and several toys, which are valued at more than $100.



"I thought they were being very foolish because our cameras are running 24/7," Blalock said. "If you get caught stealing in our store, you're probably going to be made famous pretty soon."

Blalock filed a police report with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Her staff posted the video on social media with the hope that someone might recognize them.

"It is very frustrating," Blalock said. "It doesn't only keep inventory off the floor for the customers, it raises prices, it makes it harder to give raises to employees."

Other shopping center employees told Action News Jax shoplifting has become a real problem.

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"In this day and age you could easily get caught shoplifting," Autumn Robinson said. "We have Facebook and all of these different ways. And to have your kids with you, they shouldn't have to see that or be around that."

Blalock said she bought the store last June and installed a new surveillance system a few months later. She said it has helped deter shoplifters.

"Since the cameras were put in, and it was quite an investment -- many thousands of dollars.

But it's been worth it," Blalock said. "Because it has been very effective."

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