Friday, March 1, 2013
An unknown suspect was able to elude mall security after grabbing handfuls of clothes and fleeing the department store.
A thief with quick hands and fast feet nabbed more than $500 in clothes from a department store in Chesterfield Mall Tuesday. Police said that an unknown suspect entered Dillards at around 3:22 p.m., grabbed handfuls of high-value clothing and then fled the store. Such a “grab and run” is often able to elude mall security by having a getaway car parked outside the entrance, according to Chesterfield Police Officer Mike Ryffel. “They jump in and are gone,” he said. Read more Chesterfield crime stories:
Friday, February 1, 2013
Chesterfield Police are searching for a suspect who grabbed a handful of jeans and then fled the store in a case of hit-and-run shoplifting.
Chesterfield Police are investigating a case of hit-and-run shoplifting at the Dillards department store in Chesterfield Mall that resulted in the theft of more than $500 in designer jeans. On Jan. 28, an unknown suspect grabbed a handful of jeans and then ran out of the store, eluding security. By the time store personnel realized what had happened, Chesterfield Officer Mike Ryffel said the quick thief already had a head start. The case is still under investigation. Under Missouri law, any instance of theft were the stolen items are valued at more than $500 is considered a felony. Read more Chesterfield crime stories:
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Chesterfield Mall takes on holiday shoppers Saturday.
A cursory look over the Chesterfield Mall Saturday showed a jammed parking lot, indicating the holiday shopping must be in full swing. The majority of shoppers carried numerous shopping bags full of items. Santa's spot at the mall was open for business, and hummed along with Christmas carols in the air. Some stores were already keeping longer holiday hours.