The Orange Police Department is searching for a group of five women who allegedly stole a safe with $9,000 inside it from a grocery store last week.
Some of the women distracted employees at the store while others snuck to the back and heaved the safe into a grocery cart.
The women then appear to calmly walk out of the store with a blanket or some other fabric covering the safe.
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“This is heartbreaking, especially during this holiday season. I hope these women are caught, jailed, and held to answer for their felonious crimes,” Orange Police Chief Dan Adams said in a statement.
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The theft happened at about 11 a.m. on Dec. 17 at a family business in Orange, a city about 30 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.