Trio Allegedly Caught Stealing Baby Formula

Three suspects in their early 20s were apprehended after allegedly stealing 23 cans of Enfamil from a Murrieta Albertsons, police said.

Three people were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing baby formula from a Murrieta grocery store, according to police.

Officers were called at about 2:59 p.m. Friday to 28047 Scott Road, when three suspects—later identified as San Bernardino residents Casey Leon Banks, 20, and Daquvia Latree Winslett, 22, and Highland resident Charlotte Genesis Chatman, 20—were allegedly caught hiding baby formula in a freezer, according to Murrieta police Sgt. Dave Baca.

The trio, whom Baca said were reportedly seen leaving Albertsons in a black Acura with paper license plates, were stopped by an officer a short time later near Super Target on Clinton Keith Road, he said.

"Store clerks from Albertsons were brought to the traffic stop location and positively identified the three individuals detained as the suspects involved in the prior theft of Enfamil. All three individuals were also identified on video from the previous theft," Baca said.

The prior incident took place Dec. 18, during which 28 cans of Enfamil valued at about $450 total were taken, according to the sergeant.

Officers also allegedly found 23 unopened cans of Enfamil inside the Acura, he said.

The suspects were booked at Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of burglary, jail records showed.

Htsp December 29, 2012 at 05:27 PM
No offense, but if the trio were trying to feed a starving baby they most likely would of gone straight to feed the baby and not head to the next location to gain some more formula, unless they are stocking up with a forever long road trip. Glad they were arrested.
PM Murrieta December 29, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Old, old scam. I worked for Target years ago. These people steal the formula and then "return" it to Target without a receipt and get cash to further their drug addictions. All Target requires for a return w/o a receipt it a driver's license (mostly likely fraudulent or stolen). Returning stolen diapers in the same fashion happens too.
JAF December 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Anytime a suspects name is a made up word with letters thrown together? Daquvia Latree - hmmmm. Let me guess. No doubt highly educated, good girls with a great upbringing. Ahhhh Bruno
BRUNO TRAVANTI December 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM
do you mean like JAF "name is a made up word with letters thrown together"....hmmm? then using your logic, let me guess, no doubt you must be a suspect too, JAF? --- ring-leader maybe? ... oh silly JAF !
Mark Higareda December 30, 2012 at 06:55 PM
I read that Tide laundry soap is being sold in the black market.. People sell these items cheaper than the store would and it's a lucrative business.. A lot of scandalous things going on out there...


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