Thieves target high-priced handbags at Solana Beach Marshalls

San Diego County Sheriffs have turned to the public for help in solving a pair of grab-and-dash thefts from the Marshalls department store in Solana Beach in which four suspects ran out of the store carrying handbags and clothing worth nearly $6,000.

In the first theft, on Dec. 26, two women made off with more than $1,100-worth of handbags and other items amid the day-after-Christmas shopping rush. The women entered the store at 637 Rodolfo Dr. separately, police said, gathered items valued at $1,124.89, then ran out the front door shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Both women are described as white or Hispanic and between 20 and 30 years old with medium builds. One had long, curly brown hair and was wearing a white sweatshirt, white pants and black-and-white shoes. The other woman had a cropped or shaved head and was wearing a gray Puma sweatshirt with white writing on the front, gray pants and white shoes.

In the second theft, police say two men entered the store at around 7 p.m. on Jan. 8, went directly to the handbags section, “defeated the security tethers,” and fled the store with four handbags and a backpack with a combined value of approximately $4,500.

Both men are described as between 20 and 30 years old. One is a white male with a thin build and short blonde hair. He was wearing a light blue button-up shirt with long sleeves, black pants and black-and-white shoes. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male or light-skinned black male with a medium build and a goatee. He was wearing a dark baseball cap, a black hoodie, black pants with white stripes on the legs and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the North Coastal Patrol Station at 760-966-3500.