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Published on April 12, 2024
Milpitas Police Detain Eight in Operation Targeting Retail Theft at Great MallSource: Milpitas Police Department

In a crackdown on retail crime, the Milpitas Police Department eight individuals linked to theft at the Great Mall. According to the department's latest X post, the series of arrests occurred yesterday during an Organized Retail Crime Operation, and a rapid response to a reported theft is in progress.

The sting, meticulously orchestrated by detectives at the popular shopping venue, led to the detention of five suspects facing varied charges, including retail theft, outstanding warrants, and a probation violation. Simultaneously with this operation, mall officers intervened in another incident, placing three more suspects in cuffs for theft-related crimes. The Milpitas Police underscored this point, stating, "If you see something, say something."

Collaboration played a key role in this successful sweep, with mall security and loss prevention personnel from three stores contributing significantly. The Great Mall Security team's involvement underscores the effectiveness of public-private partnerships in tackling retail crime.