A Belizean woman is tonight spending her second night in a Mexican jail after she was caught stealing at a mall in Chetumal Quintana Roo. Thirty four year old Shirley Adith Arnold was arrested by members of the State Preventive Police in Chetumal Quintana Roo, after she was caught shoplifting inside a convenience store located at the Plaza "Las Americas".
The woman reportedly had committed the same offence at another store in Chetumal the same day.
Reports are that yesterday security officers of Chedraui were checking the security cameras when they saw a person, later identified as Arnold take least four bottles of wine from one of the shelves and hid it inside her purse. When the woman tried to walk out of the establishment security officers requested that she open her purse. Inside the handbag officers found the four bottles of wine. With the assistance of Mexican police the woman was handed over to the ministerial authorities.
But Arnold’s saga did not end there. A short while after she was detained for the incident at Chedruai, the staff of Melody, another store located in Chetumal, informed officers that Arnold had also stolen from the store. After noticing that several blouses were missing, the staff of Melody reviewed the surveillance tapes which captured Arnold taking down the blouses from the rack and putting them in her purse. When police searched the bag they found two blouses inside.
Arnold was then transferred by elements of the State Preventive Police (PEP) to the facilities of the Attorney General where she was left at the disposal of the Common Public Prosecutor for the crime of theft.