SANTA ROSA (KRON) — Santa Rosa police arrest one woman on Sunday in connection with several burglaries in Sanoma County, one woman still remains at large, according to police.
Two women were caught leaving a CVS Pharmacy store at 2771 Fourth St. with baby formula and teeth whitening strips without paying for them. Officers were alerted at 2:38 p.m.
Employees at the store were unable to stop the women and retrieve the stolen property, but they were able to provide officers with a vehicle description, according to police officials.
At 2:47 p.m., officers were notified of another theft at a Safeway grocery store at 100 Calistoga Road.
Police matched the description of the same women of the earlier CVS theft, and a Safeway employee was able to provide dispatchers with a description and the direction of travel of the fleeing suspects.
One of the suspects were identified as 23-year-old Markia Silva of Oakland, who was located with the assistance of a K-9 officer in the area of Calistoga Road and was booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary and conspiracy. The second suspect was later identified as 20-year-old Akasia Palmore of Hayward, who is currently out on bail, and wanted in connection with these robberies.
Police later determined that the suspects were connected to thefts at seven different stores in Santa Rosa, Windsor, Healdsburg and Rohnert Park, stealing baby formula, medicine, and various cosmetic and personal hygiene items.
According to police, the amount of stolen property was more than $10,000.
A reward of $2,500 is being offered by the Sonoma County Alliance’s “Take Back Our Community” program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Palmore, according to police.
Bay City News contributed to this report.