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Women accused of stealing children's school uniforms sought

2 women walk out with more than $1,000 worth of uniforms, Miami police say

MIAMI – Police are asking for the public's help in finding two women who walked out with more than $1,000 worth of children's school uniforms.

The women, who pretended to be interested clients, walked into the Worth-It Clothing Store at 471 N.E. 81st St. at 5 p.m. on July 24, according to police, who said they also walked into the Worth-It Clothing Store at 3723 N.W. 7th St. at 8 p.m. on July 26.

Detectives said the women took their time, looked around both stores and began to fill empty shopping baskets with loads of uniforms they randomly picked.

In one of the incidents, a store manager approached and confronted one of the women, who never made an attempt to pay. Police said the woman became enraged and doused the manager with pepper spray in an attempt to get away with the merchandise.

One thief is described by police as a medium-built black woman who is 20-30 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, with short hair and was last seen wearing a blue shirt.

Police described the other thief as a slim-built black woman who is 20-30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with short hair and was last seen wearing a striped shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Miami Police Department's robbery unit at 305-603-6370. Police said tipsters with information who wish to remain anonymous can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477), visit crimestoppersmiami.com and select "Give a Tip" or send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.


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