Brazen ‘thief’ returns to California manicure supplies store after ‘stealing $600 of merchandise’ to demand return of phone she left behind
Brazen ‘thief’ returns to California manicure supply store after ‘stealing $600 worth of merchandise’ to demand return of phone she left behind
- Two shoplifters stole $600 worth of goods from a nail store in California
- One of the alleged thieves dropped her phone during the robbery and had to return minutes later to ask for her phone back
- According to police, the forgotten phone was worth more than the stolen goods
One of two women accused of stealing $600 worth of manicure equipment from a California store returned to demand the store owners return the phone she dropped.
Kaydrianna Hall, 24, and Serenadi Banks, 19, are accused of shoplifting from a nail store in Murrieta, California.
Two women were caught on CCTV pretending to shop at Premier Nail Supply before ‘paying’ at the checkout.
When it was time to pay, the two suspects made a break and ran out of the store with $600 worth of inventory in tow.
But one of them bungled the plan by dropping her phone – which was worth more than the loot itself – during the grand escape and had to re-enter the store minutes later to ask for it back.
Kaydrianna Hall, 24, and Serenadi Banks, 19, are accused of shoplifting from a nail store in Murrieta, California
Video shows the two suspects pretending to look around before running to the door when it’s time to pay
Surveillance footage shared with Fox News showed the cashier and store owner chasing the robbers.
After the shoplifters committed their robbery, one of them had to return to the scene of the crime because she dropped her phone during their escape.
She returned a few minutes later and aggressively demanded that the employees give her phone back, which contained her ID and credit card.
When the suspect rudely returned to retrieve her phone, the owner and storekeeper told her that if she returned the stolen goods, she could get her phone back “no questions asked.”
The suspect then angrily shoved the store owner in the face and left him stumbling into the nail supplies shelves behind him. She then went after the pregnant cashier by approaching her aggressively.
It is unclear whether the shoplifter was able to regain possession of her phone before the pair fled the scene in a black vehicle.
One of the alleged thieves had to return to Premier Nail Supplies just minutes after they escaped because she dropped her phone
The woman demanded that the owner and storekeeper give her phone back and when they offered to give it back in exchange for the stolen goods, ‘no questions asked’, she physically attacked them both
Murrieta police confirmed the phone was worth more than the stolen property
Hall and Banks were captured by police moments after escaping and found still in the car in front of their home about a mile away.
The women both posted bail of $5,000 each and were released from police custody.
The Murrieta Police Department shared an update on the robbery gone wrong on their Facebook page.
The post said: ‘It certainly would have been easier to just purchase the products with the credit card that was in the phone case.’