Southlake Police Looking For Gap Store Theft Suspects

Southlake Gap Suspects
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SOUTHLAKE (KRLD) - Southlake police are asking the public to help them identify two suspects in a theft at a department store earlier this month. 

HELP US IDENTIFY THESE GAP STORE GANKERS! On June 6th, at around 1:40pm in the afternoon, these two bad guys entered our Gap/Gap Kids in Town Square at 167 Grand Avenue.1/ pic.twitter.com/xf5U1DwTjw

— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) June 25, 2019

In a series of tweets, authorities say a female suspect was caught on camera "allegedly" stealing an employee's wallet out of a purse at the Gap in Town Square at 167 Grand Avenue. 

They perused for a bit, checking out merch probably in the vein of “vintage wash,” “sleeveless swing dress,” and “soft slub V-neck,” before the female bad guy made a break for the employee break room.2/ pic.twitter.com/k5o95fUX16

— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) June 25, 2019

The suspect then allegedly stole another employee's wallet on the way out and was looking to leave the store when an employee approached her asking if she needed any help. Trying to think quickly on her feet, the suspect said she was looking for her missing niece. 

If you watch the video below, you’ll see what us in the police world commonly refer to as a “suspicious act.” Look at that shifty shuffle and that head on a swivel as she looks for employees and cameras. That means you’re up to something.3/ pic.twitter.com/i6RgZOQwYn

— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) June 25, 2019

Next, she ALLEGEDLY reaches her hand into an employee’s purse and ALLEGEDLY steals her wallet. She grabs another wallet on the way out and is about to make a clean getaway, when……4/

— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) June 25, 2019

BOOM, an employee stops her as she exits the room and asks if she needs help. The bad girl then says she was looking for her “child niece, because she’s missing.”5/

— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) June 25, 2019

The employee immediately initiates Code Adam, which is a procedure where they lock down the store until they can find the lost child—no one comes in or out (not even the bad guys with stolen property). So they’re stuck for a moment.6/

— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) June 25, 2019

Police say the employee at the store immediately informed everyone that they were going into lockdown mode and no one could come or go until the child was found. 

The bad girl and her bad male accomplice then act like they’re searching for the child, along with helpful employees and customers. All of the sudden, our bad girl say “oh never mind, she’s outside!”7/ pic.twitter.com/x1MMJe5K6P

— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) June 25, 2019

The female suspect, along with a male suspect, then "act like they're searching for the child" along with the help of others. Suddenly, the female suspect says the girl is safe outside the store. 

Code Adam is cancelled and the bad guys leave and they head to Irving, where they buy almost $700 in gift cards.Our bad girl is a black female, about 5’7” and about 160lbs. She wore a headband, gray leggings, and a gray shirt.8/

— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) June 25, 2019

The duo then allegedly went to Irving and bought $700 worth of giftcards. 

If you recognize this duo, please contact crime analyst Diana Smith at dsmith@ci.southlake.tx.us or give her a call at 817-748-8915. As always, you can reach out to us anonymously on our social channels.10/

— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) June 25, 2019

The female suspect is about 5-foot-7 and about 160 pounds. She wore a headband, gray leggings, and a gray shirt. 

Store employees, please remember to lock up your stuff and never leave it in plain view. Yeah it’s a hassle to tote around a key or have to remember a combination lock number, but man oh man, this just makes us sick to our stomach to watch this.11/

— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) June 25, 2019

The male suspect is about 6-foot-2 and about 170 pounds. He was dressed in blue jeans and had on an ADIDAS shirt and hat.