Belmont Shore businesses were struck two days this week with shoplifters who stole merchandise and workers' cell phones from various Second Street businesses.
According to the Belmont Shore Business Association's executive director, Dede Rossi, the two primary stores with losses were women's apparel shops Kimberlys and Jenny G. The latter is where these surveillance photos were taken.
The first strike was Sunday (Aug. 19), when the above stores were hit by thefts that included garments and employees' personal cell phones, Rossi said in an e-alert. It appears the same group also showed up at Subject Clothing and Footwear but they were noticed as suspect and were under watch, Rossi wrote.
On Tuesday afternoon, the same suspected shoplifters were recognized by various employees who had seen them Sunday. Rossi herself recognized them from surveillance photos. She said she saw them "near Rubios, Buffalo Exchange and Polly's coffee.
"I saw some of the suspects get on a bus in front of We Olive going west. Please call the police if you see any of these people," Rossi added.
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