4 Texas women charged with stealing $22,000 worth of cosmetics from Kohl’s stores

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office has charged four women who drove over from Texas and stole more than $22,000 from multiple Kohl’s cosmetic counters.

Now local retail stores are gearing up for the holiday season and efforts are being made to tackle crime. According to court documents, the women had been stealing goods when they were arrested.

The St. Louis County Police Department said the suspects stole more than $12,000 worth of Sephora cosmetics from Kohl’s in Fenton, Missouri on Nov. 11. The suspects are also accused of other thefts at other local Kohl’s stores.

As the holiday season approaches, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said this type of crime is on the rise across the country.

“The problem is becoming increasingly difficult for retailers to deal with,” said David Johnston, vice president of asset protection and retail operations at the National Retail Federation. “It’s also a problem that isn’t victimless crime or shoplifting. It is where a person can steal for personal use, where organized retail crime does so for financial gain and profit.”

NRF is pleading for Congress to pass thisINFORM Act and Combating Organized Retail Crime Lawbefore the end of the year.

In the meantime, the Des Peres Police Department is making sure it takes the necessary steps to prevent this from happening. Police patrol West County Center preparing for the holidays.

It is estimated that nearly seven million people visit West County Center annually.

“It’s a regional mall, so we have two officers at West County Center day-to-day and we have the license plate-reading cameras,” Chief Eric Hall said. “It lets us know if a car is stolen or wanted.”

One of the newest members is K-9 Obe, DSN 244. Obe is a dual-purpose K-9 unit with the Des Peres Department of Public Safety. Obe is trained to use his nose to locate firearms and track missing persons. Obe is named for fallen Des Peres officer John L. Oberkramer, who made the ultimate sacrifice on December 24, 1978. Obe spends his time patrolling West County Center and the city limits with his guide. Obe is a strong, loyal dog and enjoys serving the community. When not on duty, Obe enjoys playing tag, chewing on his antlers, and napping.

That NRF forecast that holiday retail sales will grow 6% to 8% to between $942.6 billion and $960.4 billion over the course of 2021.

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Sarah Y. Kim

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