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Deputies Nab 13 Suspects in Shoplifting Suppression Operation

Clad in both uniform and civilian clothes, personnel with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in California caught 13 shoplifting suspects Wednesday.

A release posted on the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station website said that the Detective Bureau ran a special operation targeting retail theft that started Wednesday afternoon and went on through the night.

“Deputies and detectives, both uniformed and in civilian clothes, saturated popular Canyon Country shopping areas, watching for individuals who were victimizing businesses or compromising public safety,” the post from approximately 12 PM Thursday said.

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According to Sergeant Steve Sgrignoli of the Burglary and Theft team, Detective Michelle O’Brien at the SCV Sheriff’s Station coordinates the operations.

“SCV Sheriff’s Detective Bureau works closely with the retail stores to combat theft within the stores, and when afforded the opportunity to conduct a retail theft operation consisting of undercover and sworn personnel along with uniform personnel to help combat the thefts,” Sgrignoli said Thursday. “The retail stores are greatly appreciative of Detective O’Brien’s commitment with combating criminal activities.” By the end of the operation, a baker’s dozen of suspects were… The Signal

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