Crime

Couple allegedly steals $2,000 worth of Levi's jeans from LC Sears

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Investigators are asking for the public's help identifying a couple suspected of stealing a large amount of denim-wear from Sears.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps lead to an arrest and conviction.

The alleged shoplifting happened shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, December 11th.

Police said a young man and woman entered the Sears department store at the Mesilla Valley Mall, loaded several pair of Levi's denim jeans into a large duffel bag and then left the store without paying for the merchandise.

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The couple is suspected of stealing about 30 pair of Levi's jeans, about $2,000 worth of merchandise, police said.  They were last seeing leaving the parking lot in a red Volkswagen Jetta.

Investigators have reason to believe the couple may reside in Alamogordo, N.M., or possibly frequent that city.

Anyone with information that can help identify the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip by text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.


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