Shoplifter Mistakes Unmarked Police Vehicle As Getaway Car

Wednesday October 23rd, 2019

Posted at 11:11am

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A Windsor woman is facing charges after she got into a police car instead of her getaway car at Windsor Crossings.

LaSalle police say that around 3pm on Monday, October 21st, 2019, they were called to a retail store at Windsor Crossings for a report of an adult female shoplifter.

The suspect was described as a female wearing a pink hijab and carrying a baby seat covered with a blanket.

A detective in plain clothes responded to the area and set up outside the store in his vehicle, waiting for the suspect to exit. Upon leaving the store, the suspect walked directly to the detective’s unmarked police vehicle and tried to get into the rear seat, mistaking it for the vehicle that was supposed to pick her up.

The detective exited his vehicle and identified himself as a LaSalle Police Officer and arrested the suspect for theft and possession of the stolen property.

Police say that this is not the first time they have dealt with this female for shoplifting using a similar disguise, which was not a hijab but a pink and white polka-dot pillowcase fashioned to look like a hijab as a means to conceal her identity.

The empty baby seat covered by a blanket was used to conceal stolen merchandise.

A 35-year-old female from Windsor is scheduled to appear in court in November to answer to the two criminal charges.

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