3 sought in organized retail theft at Hilltop Mall shoe store

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Hilltop Mall is located at 2200 Hilltop Mall Road in Richmond, Calif.

Richmond police are searching for three suspects who stole 55 pieces of merchandise valued at $1,600 from a Hilltop Mall shoe store Saturday.

The incident occurred at 7:44 p.m. in the mall in the 2100 block of Hilltop Mall Road, Richmond police Capt. Al Walle said. The suspects were immediately recognized as they walked into the shoe stores as repeat offenders and told to leave, Walle said. Before leaving, the suspects ransacked the store and fled with the stolen merchandise despite efforts by clerks to detain them.

One of the suspects was described as a black male about 18-19 years old, 6-feet-0, 170  pounds with a slim build, neck tattoo, wearing a long sleeve black shirt, red shorts, and black shoes. The second suspect was described as a younger black male, 17 to 18 years old, standing 6-feet-2, 180 pounds with aslim build, dental braces, wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and red shoes. The third suspect was described as a black female, 18-24, 5-feet-3, about 200 pounds with long black hair, wearing a black jacket and grey sweats.