Los Angeles woman wielding a pickaxe steals out of Rite Aid, caught on video

Shocking video captures a woman strolling casually into a Rite Aid in Los Angeles wielding a pickaxe and stealing merchandise while spewing a stream of obscenities.

The woman, dressed all in black, is seen walking in the Venice Beach store on Lincoln Boulevard about 3 p.m. on Wednesday with the garden tool slung over her right shoulder and pulling a shopping cart behind her.

Stunned customers watch as she helps herself to beauty products before she unleashes profanities at an employee who asks her to stop.

“I’m not f—- around,” the unidentified woman says. “I don’t want to smell like s— when I’m knocking these bitches out.”

She then adds before heading out: “Don’t say s—! Shut the f— up! Be quiet and follow suit.”

Police told Fox 11 that no one was hurt and that they are still searching for the brazen bandit.

The woman, slugging the pickaxe over her shoulder, helped herself to the beauty aisle as stunned customers watched her scream obscene profanities.
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The bizarre incident comes amid a spate of smash-and-grab robberies across California.

In November, nearly a dozen “flash-mob” raids resulted in $350 million worth of losses over a 10-day period.

Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced that he plans to spend $300 million to crack down on the criminal rings that he said are organizing the terrifying thefts.

The cops are still looking for the brazen Rite Aid suspect, as she appeared on video dressed in all black.
The cops are still looking for the brazen Rite Aid suspect, as she appeared on video dressed in all black.
Daily Mail

His spending proposal, which he plans to add to his annual budget package in January, includes $255 million to place cops in stores, $18 million to launch a new “organized theft” unit in the state Attorney General’s Office, and $20 million to help victimized small businesses.

However, as the Golden State governor vows to combat crime, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has called for an end to a no-bail policy for some defendants, which says is needed to reduce overcrowding at jails during the pandemic, Fox News reported.

The bizarre scene comes amid a string of smash-and-grab robberies across California, as the pickaxe-wielding woman was just the latest.
The bizarre scene comes amid a string of smash-and-grab robberies across California, as the pickaxe-wielding woman was just the latest.
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