Greenwood police track suspect, persons of interest in mall shoplifting case

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GREENWOOD, Ind. - Greenwood police need your help identifying four alleged shoplifters.

Investigators say three women and a man entered Macy's at the Greenwood Park Mall a week before Christmas. Targeting clothing, they grabbed as much merchandise as they could carry and tried to leave the store without paying.

When a store employee tried to stop them, the man and two of the women dropped what they were holding and took off. Only one woman, according to police, held on to the almost $1,800 worth of North Face gear she was carrying.

"She decided she wasn't going to drop the merchandise and threatened the loss prevention (officer) with a firearm," said Greenwood Assistant Police Chief Matt Fillenwarth.

Police say the four ran out of the store and took off a vehicle.

"They're not the first people to do something like this. It is not uncommon for us to get groups of shoplifters to go in. They've already pre-targeted what racks they're going to grab as much of and head straight for the door," Fillenwarth said.

Police say the three people who dropped the clothing are persons of interest and investigators want to talk to them.

The woman who police say had the gun is being called a suspect.

If you have any information, contact the Greenwood Police Department.

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