‘Baby Clothes Bandits’ video appears to show women stealing baby clothes from a Lafayette store

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — The owner of a local children’s clothing store is asking for the public’s help in identifying two women she believes were caught stealing from her Johnston Street store.

It happened on Monday Belles and Beaus by Melodi Shop in the South College shopping center in Lafayette.

According to owner Melanie Cunningham, security cameras show the two suspects entering the store wearing masks and looking around.

In a surveillance video sent to KLFY, one suspect appears to act as a decoy while a second suspect places two items in her purse.

“When you steal from me, you have not only stolen from me, but also from my employees and my customers! I’ve worked hard to keep my business alive and healthy, and people do stuff like that. said Cunningham.

Both then fled the store in an unknown direction, she said.

Lafayette Police Spokesman Sgt. Robin Green said a theft report was filed.

She asks the public to help locate the suspect and call the police with any information you may have.

“Callers can remain anonymous,” Green said.

The business owner shared a final word with fellow locals in hopes of staying afloat.

“Other shops, keep your eyes wide open and on the ground at all times!” Cunningham warned.

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