Police are asking the public to help them identify two parents who instructed their children to steal over $30,000 of jewelry from a store while they stood guard. The heist took place in under ten minutes and was caught on surveillance footage. Now, Arkansas police are leading an aggressive investigation to track down the alleged shoplifters who implicated their children in a crime.
The crime. The crime involved a couple, who police presume are the mother and father of the children. In the footage, the mother is seen holding a baby girl. The two little boys actively take part in the theft.
Instruction. In the footage, the mother appears to tell the older boy what to do. He checks to see if a jewelry cabinet is unlocked, and it is. She tells him exactly which items to take.
About ten minutes. For about ten minutes, the mother had her son pulling items from the jewelry case. The father, meanwhile, was acting as a lookout. It is believed that part of the reason the theft was successful is that the retailer was still overwhelmed by post-Black Friday shoppers.