Police looking for Safeway liquor thieves

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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photoThese three suspects, caught on surveillance camera, allegedly stole alcohol from Safeway last week.

Vancouver police are asking the public to assist them in identifying three women who allegedly stole several bottles of alcohol from Safeway last week.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, officers went to the grocery store at 3707 Main St. for a reported theft. A store employee saw three women steal the alcohol and flee in a white 1998 Oldsmobile with Oregon plates CL21005.

Surveillance footage captured images of the suspects. The three suspects were described as women, 20 to 30 years of age. One was about 5 foot 4 inches tall and 170 pounds, had black hair, and was wearing a black coat, light-colored pants and black boots at the time of the theft; another was about 5 foot 5 inches tall and 150 pounds, had black hair, was wearing a red top with black jeans and was carrying a black purse; the third suspect was about 5 foot 7 inches tall and 140 pounds, with black hair under a hat, wearing a black coat, multi-colored pants, brown boots and a brown and black purse.

Anyone with information about this case or these suspects is asked to contact Vancouver police Officer Holly Musser at holly.musser@cityofvancouver.us.