MHPD investigates repeated Ulta burglaries

Same crew of women allegedly involved in eight incidents

The Ulta store at Cochrane Commons in Morgan Hill has been the target of at least eight burglaries in the last six months, according to police. The same crew of suspects is believed to be involved in each incident.

Police are looking for a group of suspects who have stolen at least $24,000 worth of beauty supplies from the Ulta store in Morgan Hill over the last six months.

The same female suspects have been responsible for eight burglaries at the local store, according to Morgan Hill Police Sgt. Ray Ramos. They are also suspected of stealing from other Ulta stores in the region.

The most recent burglary at Ulta in Morgan Hill, located at 1027 Cochrane Road, occurred July 16, Ramos said. In that incident, five suspects entered the store during business hours and grabbed between $3,000 and $5,000 worth of makeup, perfume and other beauty supplies. They walked out of the store with the stolen items and entered a waiting getaway car to flee the area.

Ramos said the suspects have carried out the previous burglaries in the same manner, loading the stolen merchandise in shopping bags or in their arms before leaving the scene. In some of the previous burglaries, only four suspects have been seen stealing merchandise.

Also in each incident, the suspects have walked out with approximately the same value of merchandise as they did in the July 16 burglary, police said.

Police have identified two of the serial burglary suspects, and think the same women are connected to thefts in other Ulta stores in the region.

“Two have been identified, and we’re following up leads for the others who have not been identified,” Ramos said. “We’re trying to work with other agencies because we know other Ulta stores in the Bay Area and the Peninsula have been burglarized as well.”

While the investigation is ongoing, police are not releasing the names of the two suspects they have identified.

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