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.