Police arrested a Pittsburg woman they said is behind an extensive retail theft operation targeting several high-end retailers, charging the woman with taking more than $500,000 in clothes and jewelry from her alleged victims.
Police arrested Lakisha Pettus, 40, at her home in Pittsburg Tuesday, charging her with grand theft in connection with the alleged crimes. Investigators from Walnut
Creek, the New York Police Department, and officers from Pittsburg executed a search warrant at Pettus’ home at 9 a.m., taking her into custody at that time.
A firearm was reportedly recovered at the residence.
Pettus was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on a charge of grand theft. Her bail was set at $1 million.