2 suspects still sought in shoplifting ring - WKRN News 2

2 suspects still sought in shoplifting ring

Posted: Updated: March 22, 2013 09:45 PM CDT
Jasmine Steele, 21. Arrested. Jasmine Steele, 21. Arrested.
Marquisha Childress, 20 Marquisha Childress, 20
Randall Woods, 25 Randall Woods, 25
Surveillance footage of Childress and Woods Surveillance footage of Childress and Woods

Clarksville retailers are on alert after shoplifters hit several businesses, getting away with thousands of dollars in stolen goods.

Surveillance video from a Clarksville retailer shows the bold shoplifters, carrying out a calculated crime.

Clarksville Police are looking for two of the thieves in this video, 20 year old Marquisha Childress along with this man who dresses as a woman, 26 year old Randall Woods.

Woods and Childress were involved in the theft of more than $20,000 in merchandise from several businesses.

The third suspect, 21 year old Jasmine Steele, has already been caught.

Steele shoplifted more than $6,000 of merchandise from two businesses.

Steele is also accused of a robbery at a Clarksville beauty shop, in which a store employee was sprayed with a chemical irritant while trying to recover the stolen property.

The three are believed to be part of an organized ring of shoplifters police refer to as "boosters."

These boosters steal for profit, sell the items, usually fill requests for specific things and get away with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

They're also usually very familiar with the stores security measures.

These shoplifters usually enter the store, go straight for the items they're taking and leave before the store has even realized what's happened.

Erica Cook at Hayes Shoes in Clarksville says these three thieves haven't hit her store but they do deal with shoplifters.

"Whenever you come into Hayes Shoes, you're coming into my house and you're coming into my house a d you're taking something from me," Cook told Nashville's News 2.

Cook said the store has surveillance cameras, mirrors and security sensors at the door but in light of these recent crimes, they're still on alert.

"Anyone is going to be a suspect, we are always on the lookout," Cook added.

Police said that anyone who sees Childress or Woods is urged to call 911.

Anyone with information can call the TipsLine at 931-645-8477.

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