A woman with dark hard was caught on camera leaving Cameron Rose Gifts in Sidney on Feb. 19 with a shirt she didn’t pay for. (Photo courtesy Kristin Iadarola)

VIDEO: Alleged shoplifter caught on camera at Sidney boutique

Staff at Cameron Rose Gifts seek the public’s help locating woman

Staff at Cameron Rose Gifts are asking for the public’s help locating an alleged shoplifter caught on camera.

The video dated Feb. 19 shows a woman enter the Beacon Avenue store and, after perusing the racks, appear to stuff a blouse in her purse. She then left without paying.

Cameron Rose Gifts co-owner Kristin Iadarola was working alongside a coworker at the time and remembers briefly stepping into the back to grab a box while the woman was in the store. She assumes that’s when the shirt – a staff favourite – was taken.

READ ALSO: Saanich Police respond to petition for new police agency on Lindsay Buziak murder case

Iadarola said the woman didn’t seem suspicious and that she only noticed the blouse was missing when she spotted the empty hanger about 20 minutes after the woman left.

“I was super mad,” Iadarola said, noting she immediately went looking for the woman to confront her about the blouse but couldn’t find her.

She reported the theft to police and later passed along the security camera footage of the incident.

Iadarola also shared the video on the store’s Facebook page asking anyone who recognizes the woman to come forward.

In the video, a woman with dark hair, a grey T-shirt and black shorts can be seen balling up a white blouse and putting it into a large purse before leaving the store.

READ ALSO: Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay Victoria man back $7K

Iadarola said, Sidney retailers always band together against thieves and she alerted other store owners right away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sidney RCMP is 250-656-3931 or Cameron Rose Gifts at 250-656-8782.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

Businessshoplifting

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sidney sets up temporary rest stop for truck drivers transporting critical supplies

Drivers can rest, find washrooms, access nearby restaurants

Interim BC Green Party leader asks people to stay home after parents get positive COVID-19 test

Adam Olsen’s mother and her husband have been in quarantine for two weeks

Sidney mayor updates residents on COVID-19 during virtual forum Sunday

The forum organized by Coun. Peter Wainwright runs March 29 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Victoria Police see new trends in calls due to COVID-19

Police link jump in domestic, mental health calls to pandemic

VIDEO: Musician stays physically distant in courtyard show for Langford retirees

Bob Nelson found a way to continue to play for retirement community residents

Trudeau announces 75% wage subsidy for small businesses amid COVID-19

This is up from the previously announced 10 per cent wage subsidy

COVID-19: A message from the publisher

We will be making some changes to our print editions during these unprecedented times

World update, 9:30 p.m. March 27: Positive news in Korea as U.S. hits 100,000 cases

The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of any country in the world

VIDEO: Penguins roam empty halls of Vancouver Aquarium

COVID-19 has forced the Vancouver Aquarium to close access to guests – leaving room for its residents

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach youngster gets car parade for his sixth birthday

Friends get creative after party cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

Nanaimo RCMP ask for help locating 17-year-old girl believed to be with 36-year-old man

Mary Cyprich, missing since Thurday, might be in company of Force Forsythe

67 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region

Positive tests found in Surrey, Langley long-term care facilities

‘Now is not the time to bag that peak’: BCSAR manager discourages risky outdoor adventures

Call volumes are not going down, even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists

Most Read