20-year-old Palo Alto shoplifting suspect arrested and found with nearly $20,000 in stolen goods – CBS San Francisco

PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — Officers arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of shoplifting at a Palo Alto store and found her with thousands of dollars worth of additional stolen merchandise in her car, the city reported. police Monday.

The theft took place on Saturday afternoon at the Victoria’s Secret store in the Stanford Mall. Palo Alto police responded after a store loss prevention officer reported a woman in the store who had a history of shoplifting.

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As police waited outside and the Loss Prevention Officer watched, the woman stuffed more than $1,600 worth of clothing into a bag she had brought with her and left the store without paying, saying said the police. Officers then detained the woman without incident. She has been identified as Jaleila Sharee Blaettler, 20, of San Francisco.

Jaleila Sharee Blaettler (Palo Alto Police Department)

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Police say she arrived at the mall in a black 2015 Mercedes C300 registered in her name, but whose license plate was stolen from another vehicle in San Francisco. Inside the car, police located more than $19,000 in property stolen from other Victoria’s Secret stores in Fairfield and San Jose, as well as an earlier robbery at the Palo Alto store.

Officers also found two iPads that were stolen from company-owned Victoria’s Secret stores, and an additional license plate that was reported lost or stolen from a vehicle registered in Rancho Cordova, police said.

Blaettler was incarcerated in Santa Clara County Main Jail for Commercial Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property,
misdemeanor possession of stolen property and misdemeanor possession of burglary tools for the bag used to conceal the stolen merchandise.

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Anyone with information about the shoplifting incidents has been asked to call the Palo Alto Police 24-Hour Dispatch Center at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to [email protected] or sent by text or voicemail to (650) 383-8984.