Public's help sought in catching Nordstrom shoplifters

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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photoVancouver police are searching for this man, who allegedly shoplifted from Nordstrom in Vancouver on Jan. 16.

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photoVancouver police are searching for this man, who allegedly shoplifted from Nordstrom in Vancouver on Jan. 16.

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photoVancouver police are searching for this man, who allegedly shoplifted from Nordstrom in Vancouver on Jan. 16.

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Vancouver police are looking for three men who allegedly shoplifted from a big-box retailer a couple of weeks ago.

The incident was reported Jan. 16 at Nordstrom at Westfield Vancouver mall, 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Loop, shortly before the store closed at 9 p.m. Police say three men entered the store, and one of them took some clothing. When a store employee tried to stop them, one of the men threatened to assault the employee. All three suspects left the store and drove off in a green four-door Subaru.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the three suspects. Anyone with information on any of the suspects is asked to contact Vancouver police Officer Scott Smith at scott.smith@cityofvancouver.us.

Police seek suspects in wallet theft at Winco

Police say a man stole a woman's wallet out of her purse Sunday afternoon while she was shopping at WinCo Foods in Brush Prairie.

The woman, described as a senior citizen, caught a man looking through her purse that had been left unattended in her shopping cart for a few minutes. The man said he had gotten confused and quickly left the store.

The woman then discovered that her wallet was missing from her purse. Later that day, her credit card was fraudulently used at Target, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Surveillance footage captured images of two suspects, a man and a woman, who allegedly made the Target purchase. Images of the suspects' car were also captured.

Anyone who might be able to identify the suspects is asked to call sheriff's Deputy Robin Yakhour at 360-397-6008, ext. 5451, or to email Robin.Yakhour@Clark.Wa.Gov and reference case No. S14-1057.