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Shoplifting suspects identified in Longview

Police say they have identified two suspects involved on a shoplifting incident that turned into a physical confrontation and a hit-and-run case. Police say they have identified two suspects involved on a shoplifting incident that turned into a physical confrontation and a hit-and-run case.
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Police say they have identified two suspects involved on a shoplifting incident that turned into a physical confrontation and a hit-and-run case.

Two females are suspected of shoplifting from the Longview Kohl’s department store this past Thursday.

"We believe we have the identity for both suspects. We do have some persons of interest in this case and will certainly be getting information all packaged up to send to the district attorney's office for warrants," says Longview police officer Kristie Brian.

Police say the suspects in security video images were intercepted by store employees in the parking lot by loss prevention officers. "She was confronted and then she attempted to get into the vehicle to flee," Brian says. Police say the main suspect, a pregnant woman, put up a fight before escaping.

One area employee told us she recognized one of the suspects as having tried a similar theft at another store in the past.

"I don't think they're from Longview. Many times shoplifters don't try to fight with loss prevention and try to run; in this case, they actually fought with loss prevention and ran in a vehicle," says Brian.

 The suspects slammed into two vehicles on the way out.

"There’s also a hit and run, so may be charges on that as well," Brian says.

The stolen items,  which were baby clothes, were recovered from the suspect's purse before she fled, and neither has been seen since.

Kohl's security video of the incident has been turned over to the city attorney's office as evidence in the case.

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