12 Arrested in Los Angeles Retail Theft Operation

12 Arrested in Los Angeles Retail Theft Operation

Police officers make an arrest on May 10, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

City News Service

City News Service


Updated: 12/14/2023

LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles Police Department task force created to combat retail store theft netted 12 arrests, authorities said Wednesday.
According to the LAPD, the Organized Retail Crime Task Force conducted an operation near the 700 block of South Figueroa Street, near Seventh Street, in downtown Los Angeles and arrested the following suspects on Dec. 5 for suspicion of shoplifting:
  • Tinder Math, 43, of Los Angeles
  • Anthony Williams, 30, of Los Angeles
  • Dominique King, 33
  • Gabriel Anthony Rubio, 31, of Los Angeles
  • Tyler Damon Bood, 28, of Los Angeles
  • Jessica Mejia, 31, of Los Angeles, 31
  • Davonte Charles Carter, 32, of Los Angeles
  • Alecia Latonya Williams, 48, of Los Angeles.
Williams was also arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for petty theft and booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center, police said. Her bail was set at $15,000.
Four juveniles were also arrested for suspicion of shoplifting and released to their parents, police said.
All stolen merchandise was returned to the retailers and the task force, working with the assistance of divisional personnel, recovered all stolen items, police said.
The task force will be conducting additional plain clothes operations over the holidays, the LAPD said.
Anyone with information regarding retail thefts was asked to call task force Lt. Mike McComas at 818-374-9420 or email him at 37111@LAPD.Online.
During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be made to 877- 527-3247. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit the website.
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