Teens arrested after $18,000 theft from Berkeley Lululemon

The teenagers were released to their parents, Berkeley police said.

Teens arrested after $18,000 theft from Berkeley Lululemon
The Berkeley Lululemon store on Fourth Street at Hearst Avenue. Google Street View

A teenage boy and girl were arrested Thursday after stealing $18,000 in merchandise from the Berkeley Lululemon store, authorities report.

Just before 1 p.m., three people went into the Berkeley Lululemon, at 1901 Fourth St., and grabbed $18,000 in merchandise, police said.

San Francisco police were able to find two of the three in a stolen car in the city about an hour later, authorities said.

All of the stolen goods from Lululemon were in the car when SFPD pulled it over, according to police.

A 17-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of burglary and felony theft, Berkeley police said.

SFPD turned the pair over to BPD.

The third accomplice, who was male, was no longer in the car when police stopped it, BPD said.

Both teenagers were ultimately released to their parents because it was a nonviolent crime, authorities said.

No further information was available about the case because of privacy laws that protect minors.

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