Caught on camera: Women on Target toy shopping spree take off without paying

These toy thieves have quite a scam and police believe they aren't just hitting up one store but may have pulled the same toy trick in a few jurisdictions.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Tons of toys disappeared from a Pembroke Pines Target store and the shoplifting spree happening right out in the open is all caught on video.

A woman seen on store video puts toys in a shopping cart, but police said she and her co-conspirators have a scam to not pay as they fill the cart to the brim.

Their scam works this way, according to police: After the toys are in the cart, she and her co-conspirators go to the self check out where they pay for a couple of drinks.

They then walk off with all the toys.

In the December shoplifting spree, they offload all of the toys into a car where the goods fill up the entire backseat and they drive away.

The haul was worth more than $1,000.

Police said these women have attempted to pull the same toy trick more than once and now multiple agencies are involved, according to Pembroke Pines Police.

Miami Gardens police said they are investigating a similar theft in their jurisdiction.

Police need the public’s help to get these toy thieves behind bars. Anyone who recognizes the women or who has any information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477.


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Reporter Rosh Lowe has been covering news for nearly two decades in South Florida. He joined Local 10 in 2021.