(Walhalla, SC)-------------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today in an investigation into the theft, via a shoplifting, of almost $12,000.00 dollars in merchandise from the Ulta Beauty location in Hartwell Village.
The Sheriff’s Office is also seeking the public’s help in identifying persons of interest in the investigation.
A Deputy from the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement (P.A.C.E.) Team responded to incident location this past Saturday afternoon. The Deputy was informed, by an employee, that three females came into the store during the evening hours last Thursday, July 22nd and shoplifted items from the store.
According to information obtained during the investigation, it appears that the females to fill bags with items, left the store, and then returned back inside the store on multiple occasions. It also appears as if one of the females changed their appearance upon entering and reentering the store.
The case has been turned over the Criminal Investigations Bureau. The Investigator has also learned that a white Toyota SUV, unknown year and model, was seen circling the parking lot of Hartwell Village while the crime was occurring.
Based upon an inventory, conducted by Ulta Beauty of the items that were taken, the approximate amount of cosmetics and fragrances stolen is $11,968.00 dollars.
If you have any information on the theft of almost $12,000 worth of cosmetics and fragrances from the Ulta Beauty location at Hartwell Village, which occurred during the evening hours last Thursday, June 22nd, or can identify any persons of interest in this investigation, submit an online tip via Crimestoppers, where you don’t have to give your name, at www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com. You can also contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.