Costa Mesa Police Department
On Dec. 9, at about 7:34 p.m., four African-American female suspects, possibly in their late 20s, entered a storefront of a marketplace at the 600 block of Paularino Avenue and stole a number of high-end purses. As an employee tried to stop them, he was pepper sprayed.
It is believed the suspects fled in a white compact vehicle.
It appears they were seen in the area hours before casing the store.
This investigation is ongoing, anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Peters at 714-754-5198.