Shoplifters Target Stores in Woodland/Davis Area, Now Face Dozens of Charges
The Davis Police Department announced on April 6 that a Woodland duo nabbed for allegedly stealing merchandise from the Target in East Davis, may be responsible for more than a dozen similar thefts previously both from that store, as well as the Minnesota-based retail corporation’s Woodland outlet.
According the Davis Enterprise, several Davis police cars “massed” in the Davis Target’s parking lot adjacent to Second Street to apprehend Monique Marie Wynant, 32, of Sacramento and Robert James Richey II, 33, listed as a transient from Woodland, on the shoplifting charges. According to Davis police Lieutenant Tom Waltz, Wynant and Richey had walked out of the Davis Target on the evening of March 30 with merchandise including watches, electronics, baby clothing and other items on their persons without paying.
Waltz said a search of probation records conducted after Wynant and Richey were jailed revealed evidence “that these individuals were responsible for previous shopliftings at Target stores in Davis and Woodland.” Waltz also said that Target security had been watching Richey and Wynant for quite awhile before they were actually arrested. The duo’s alleged crimes against Target in Woodland are still under investigation.
“It’s more than a handful [of shoplifting incidents],” said Woodland police Sgt. Brett Hancock. Woodland PD is working with Target security to tally up the losses.
Meanwhile, Wynant and Richey continue to remain in custody at the Yolo County Jail. Wynant faces four counts of burglary. She is being held in lieu of $60,000 bail. Richey faces a single burglary charge. He also will have to deal with a misdemeanor warrant out of Sacramento County. His bail was set at $30,000.
The Yolo County District Attorney’s office may add more charges the alleged shoplifters will have to face later. According to their Facebook profiles, both have kids, and are in a relationship with each other.
The Davis Enterprise: Target shoplifting sprees investigated