Authorities are investigating a theft ring involving two men -- one who disguised himself as a woman -- who may have targeted Home Depot stores in three states, according to an article in The Daily Oklahoman.
Police in Gonzales, La., arrested Marquis Lamar Bennett and Curtis Ray Lusk, both 20 years old, on April 25 in connection to a series of alleged shoplifting incidents in Texas and Oklahoma. Authorities said the men may be connected to an incident where 13 drills, valued at $3,177, were taken from a Home Depot store in Edmond, Okla. One of the men dressed as a woman during the theft, police said. They entered the store, loaded their baskets with power tools and ran out to a car that was waiting for them.
Four similar thefts were reported in Texas and one in Oklahoma City, the newspaper reported.