SAN ANTONIO – A man and woman are believed to be the pair behind a series of shoplifting cases involving designer handbags stolen from local Marshall's stores.
San Antonio police arrested Joey Martinez, 46, and Isabel Trevino, 40, on Wednesday and charged each with about a half dozen counts of theft.
The arrest affidavits related to the cases stated that Martinez and Trevino targeted several Marshall's department stores earlier this year and stole Michael Kors purses.
In some cases, they also took designer shirts without paying for them, the affidavit stated.
On one occasion on Feb. 28, a loan prevention officer chased Martinez out of the store, causing him to drop the stolen merchandise in the parking lot, the affidavit stated.
Police said they also obtained a license plate for the getaway car as a result of that botched crime. Detectives then issued an alert regarding that vehicle.
The affidavit stated that on April 29, they received information from a traffic stop on that vehicle about people who were inside.
They compared pictures of those people with surveillance photos from the store and that is how they identified Trevino and Martinez, the affidavit stated.