The value of the stolen clothing is around 2600 euros
The theft took place in the Primark store located in the Maximo shopping center in Rome
The women stole more than 300 items of clothing from the store
The thieves were fake mothers carrying two infants with lots of strollers following
Within the latter they have hidden the stolen goods
At the exit, however, a vigilante noticed the strange behavior of the women thus warning the Carabinieri
Alternative thefts and where to find them. Two women of Romanian origin were the protagonists of a maxi theft at the Primark store located in the Maximo shopping center in Rome. Pretending to be two new mothers with lots of children, they hid the stolen goods, 362 items of clothing of the famous brand , inside the baby strollers they carried with them.
The two thieves, after looting part of the clothing department, headed undisturbed towards the exit. Here a vigilante from the well-known store perceived that something was wrong due to the haste that the women had in leaving the store. So the man immediately warned the police who, once they arrived, blocked the two thieves.
An (almost) infallible trick
The value of the stolen goods was equal to 2662 euros. After being arrested both women, of Romanian origin but living in Ardea , were arrested. According to the reconstruction of the investigators, the theft was not so difficult to carry out. In fact, in the Primark stores there is no anti-theft system capable of identifying those who illegally steal the products.
On the contrary, once inside the shop, the shop assistants hand over a black envelope with which customers can start their shopping. Once the purchases are finished, the black envelope will be replaced with a white one , a sign that the items have been paid for correctly.
The two women, who had previously been to Primark in the past, tried to mislead the controls by hiding the stolen goods in strollers and with white envelopes obtained from a previous purchase . Together with them, a minor accomplice also gets into trouble.