Three women arrested after stealing $8,000 worth of cosmetics from multiple stores in Apple Valley

Three people were arrested after stealing $8,000 worth of cosmetics and over-the-counter drugs from multiple stores in San Bernardino County. 

Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department responded to a Walgreens store on the 12000 block of Apple Valley Road after receiving reports of people stealing trash bags full of products. 

Once deputies were on the scene, they say a witness was able to help them with a description of the suspects, their vehicle and license plate number. 

While officials were investigated the scene at Walgreens, additional thefts were reported at Rite Aid and Target in Apple Valley.

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Police say the three suspects involved in the Walgreens robbery were also involved in robberies at two Rite Aid stores and a Target.

Deputies, along with help from Sheriff's Aviation and California Highway Patrol, located the suspect’s vehicle on the 215 freeway. During a search of their car, deputies located 13 black trash bags filled with over-the-counter medication and cosmetics. They also recovered approximately $8,000 in merchandise.

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The three suspects were arrested. They have bee identified as 20-year-old Trejour Heard, 19-year-old Shardai Williams, and 18-year-old Zaniya Townsend. All three women are from Los Angeles.  

Williams and Heard were booked at the High Desert Detention Center for grand theft and conspiracy to commit a crime. They are both being held on $1,000,000 bail. Townsend was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for conspiracy to commit a crime and is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Deputy Loup, Deputy Ramires, or Deputy Guzman at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. 

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