A shoplifter brazenly stole more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from a small clothing and jewelry shop inÂ a Waikiki hotel. The whole theft was recorded on surveillance cameras, and the video has been posted online in an effort to nab the suspect.
The theft happened Nov. 5 at the Angels By The Sea store at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Hotel. The surveillance video clearly shows a woman looking through some of the clothing. She then removes the clothing from its hanger, rolls it up, and casually puts it in a large bag.
The store’s owner said the woman told the sales clerk a story. According to store ownerÂ and designer Nina Thai, the woman claimed to be a jewelry designer from Kauai. “‘I make a lot of jewelry, so I want to have time to take a look so leave me alone,'” Thai said the woman told the clerk.
The store usually has two or three clerks on duty, but Thai said the store was short-handed that day, and only had one clerk at the time. And when that lone clerk was busy with a customer, the shoplifter helped herself to the jewelry.
The store’s management said they discovered the theft because the shoplifter had moved a lot of the jewelry from their usual places. “Because we stay in here more than at home,” said Thai. “So we remember every single item.”
And then they saw the surveillance video, and watched as the woman took earrings, necklaces, pendants, leggings and tops. The haul was the by far the biggest theft in the store’s three-year history.
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