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Five women, five minutes in Walgreens, $5,000 in makeup, cops say. They didn’t pay.

Thieving crew ravages cosmetics aisle

Broward police released a video of five female thieves who feverishly raided the cosmetics aisle of a Weston drugstore and got away with $5,000 worth of merchandise in five minutes.
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Broward police released a video of five female thieves who feverishly raided the cosmetics aisle of a Weston drugstore and got away with $5,000 worth of merchandise in five minutes.

Surveillance video catches five women redefining the phrase “makeup job” in a Weston Walgreens during what Broward Sheriff’s Office says was a $5,000 theft.

BSO released the video of the Jan. 16 robbery in hopes of catching the quintet of five-finger discount shoppers.

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Video shows them entering the Walgreens at 199 Weston Road at 6:01 p.m. A minute later, they’re in the makeup aisle, taking products off the shelves at a speed that would suggest a Buy One, Get Five Free sale. Except, they’re putting the makeup in purses and handbags. They leave by 6:06 p.m.

BSO detectives think they’ve hit other Walgreens in South Florida.

Anyone with information can call BSO Det. Daniella Quinones at 954-626-4008. Those wishing to remain anonymous, but still possibly be eligible for a reward can call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or browardcrimestoppers.org.

Since 1989, David J. Neal’s domain at the Miami Herald has expanded to include writing about Panthers (NHL and FIU), Dolphins, old school animation, food safety, fraud, naughty lawyers, bad doctors and all manner of breaking news. He drinks coladas whole. He does not work Indianapolis 500 Race Day.

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