Adults, with children in tow, steal clothes from Denton store

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Adults taught children the wrong lesson on an apparent back-to-school shopping trip.

Three adults with three to four children in tow stole an undetermined amount of clothes from the Children’s Place, 1800 South Loop 288 in Denton, before fleeing in different vehicle, police said.

The theft occurred about 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

A manager told police that a man, two women and the children entered the store at the same time, but they acted as if they were separate shoppers. While in the store, the adults told the manager that they did not speak English.

At some point, a customer told the manager that one female suspect filled a bag with clothes and left without paying, police said.

The manager approached the male suspect in the store and advised him that the female suspect needed to return the merchandise back. He responded in English that he would “go get her,” police said.

The man left the store, and the suspects and the children got into three vehicles and drove away, police said.

The manager took photos of two of the three vehicles, police said. They are a white GMC Yukon, a dark green Honda Civic and a taupe small car similar to a Mini Cooper.

Police said the female suspect who was seen leaving with the bag of clothes got into the Civic with the children.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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