Four women and one juvenile were quickly arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing more than $77,000 worth of jewelry from a Sutter Street store in Folsom during business hours, police said.
Just before noon Thursday, an unidentified jewelry merchant in the 700 block of Sutter Street said she was distracted by a group of customers, then noticed the items were stolen. She quickly called police and described the women, according to a Folsom Police Department news release. The group was found to have taken an estimated $77,038 worth of jewelry from the business, police said.
Stan Loghina, 45, of Anaheim; Stocian Zelanda, 41, of Anaheim; Mariana Slatineanu, 29, of San Leandro; Stefan Poiana, 18, of Westminster; and an unidentified juvenile were arrested on suspicion of theft and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to Folsom police. The adults were booked into Sacramento County Main Jail, and the juvenile was booked into juvenile hall.
Folsom police ask anyone who might have additional information about thefts by this group to contact the department at 916-355-7231.
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Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @Jess_hice