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Thieves Steal Thousands in Perfume from Victoria's Secret

Thieves have been targeting Victoria's Secret at the Quaker Bridge Mall, recently, with nearly $4,000 of the store's perfume inventory reported stolen in three separate incidents recently.

  • On Tuesday, Jan. 14, a manager at Victoria's Secret reported that she noticed an entire display of "Tease" perfume was missing, but hadn't been sold. An investigation revealed a black female, 18-20 years old had put the bottles into a bag while a black male, 6 feet tall with a thin build, blue jeans and a black jacket kept lookout. $948 worth of perfume was missing, in both 1.7 oz and 3.4 oz. bottles. 
  • On Thursday, Jan. 16, Victoria's Secret reported that 30 bottles of "Bombshell" perfume were missing. An investigation showed that two men had entered the store, refused a salesperson's help and then one bent down at the perfume display. One of the men was described as a black male in his mid 20s, about 6 feet tall, thin build and wearing blue jeans, tan work boots, black baseball cap and a grey/blue flannel shirt. The other man was described as a black male in his mid 20s, about 6 feet tall with a thin build and wearing grey jeans, a black coat and a tan baseball cap. The total value of the missing perfume is $,1720.
  • Also on Thursday, Victoria's Secret reported the theft of "Bombshell," "Rapture" and "Night" perfume, which was discovered missing as employees closed for the evening. An investigation revealed a male and a female at the perfume display and the woman putting the perfume bottles into a shopping bag and leaving the store without paying. The woman is described as black, in her early to mid 40s, with black hair in a bun and wearing a brown shawl, blue jeans and UGG boots. The man was described as black, also in his early to mid 40s, 180 lbs, wearing blue jeans, a black coat, hiking boots and a gray fedora. The total value of the missing perfume was $1,118.
Sanriobaby January 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Weren't they victims of a huge theft a few months before the mall renovation? I think it's time for this store to get better security.
TPG January 27, 2014 at 01:12 PM
Greta - I realize there is never any crime committed In Princeton - only in Lville, at least based on your reporting - but your readers there may find this interesting, and useful. http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/01/robber_swipes_princeton_restaurants_tip_jar_employees_chase_suspect.html#incart_river_default
Greta Cuyler (Editor) January 27, 2014 at 04:00 PM
TPG- Or, it could be that I've been away from the computer for most of the day and only just got the information about the Princeton robbery. Which is now posted, by the way.
SHSB January 28, 2014 at 12:36 PM
I agree with Sanriobaby--this store needs to hire private security for the store. Besides the thefts, as a frequent shopper there I get concerned about what happens if/when they get caught in the act and someone tries to stop them. I can easily see people getting hurt if they happen to be in the way when these thieves try to escape.
Sanriobaby January 28, 2014 at 02:00 PM
@SHSB- You bring up a valid point, a customer/s can really get hurt if the thieves get caught in the act and try to run. This particular VS store is a frequent target for thieves, I don't understand why regional and corporate haven't taken serious action. In other stores, they would have replaced most of the staff and hired MORE security. I guess they are waiting for somebody to really get hurt and sue them before they spend the extra money to hire an extra security guard. This mall is suppose to be more upscale, but with thefts like these happening on a regular basis, it's going to keep some shoppers away.

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