An Oakland woman suspected of organized retail theft was arrested Sunday in Walnut Creek and police recovered about $2,000 in stolen merchandise, authorities said.
The arrest came after an officer patrolling downtown noticed a suspicious car with no plates parked near Broadway Plaza, police said on social media.
With the help of other officers, 24-year-old Eriona Mclothan was taken into custody and the merchandise from various retailers at Broadway Plaza was returned, police said.
Approximately $2,000 in merchandise from various retailers in Broadway Plaza was recovered and returned.
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Extra Walnut Creek police, along with officers from Lafayette and Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputies are patrolling the downtown area due to an uptick in retail crime.