Couple put Dyson vacuums in toy packaging for shoplifter’s discount
Photo: Denele Long and William Hammond entering thier crime scene
Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“A sharp-eyed loss prevention officer noticed on July 20th a man and a woman were in the infant toy section of the store removing toys from their boxes.
They then took the empty boxes to the houseware section and put Dyson vacuums in the boxes.
The pair checked out at the register and were charged for the toys, not the hidden vacuums, valued at around $1,000.
Loss prevention alerted our deputies of this and through an investigation the Dysons and the suspects were located on the website OfferUp.
The next day the suspects returned and were detained by deputies. The pair were identified as 31-year old Denelle Long and 24-year old William Hammond, both of Citrus Heights.
Deputies searched their vehicle and found methamphetamine. Long and Hammond are also responsible for thefts at other Targets in the surrounding area.
Both suspects were arrested for burglary, conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine.”
Couple put Dyson vacuums in toy packaging for shoplifter’s discount was last modified: January 5th, 2023 by