Pajama pants, iPods hot items for thieves

Three Auburn businesses lose merchandise
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From a $10 pair of pajama pants to more than $800 in electronics, Auburn area stores lost various merchandise last week thanks to stick hands. A blonde-hair woman estimated to be in her 50s allegedly took a $10 pair of pajama pants at about 3:56 p.m. Jan. 10 from the Flyers Gas Station on the 2200 block of Drive in Way in Auburn, according to a Placer Sheriff’s report. A witness said the woman drove away in a gray truck with a black camper shell and white passenger side door. The next day, three unknown suspects reportedly walked into Jamba Juice in Auburn, distracted the clerk and took $10 out of the tip jar, a Placer Sheriff’s report stated. The quick theft happened at about 5:03 p.m. Jan. 11 at the juicer’s location on the 2100 block of Grass Valley Highway. In a separate incident Jan. 13, an unknown suspect allegedly grabbed two iPod touch devices and a digital camera and took them into the bathroom of the Best Buy located on the 2700 block of Bell Road in Auburn, a Placer Sheriff’s report stated. The suspect then removed the three electronics from their packaging and walked out of the store at about 7:35 p.m. with the $897 in merchandise ~ Jenifer Gee