Seven arrested in retail theft operation in North County

By SDCN Editor

Vista, CA–This holiday season, the Vista Sheriff’s Station is teaming up with local businesses to find and arrest shoplifters.

On Thursday, Sheriff’s deputies conducted a retail theft operation at the Target stores located in the 1700 block of University Drive and 3100 block of Business Park Drive in Vista. 

Working with Target’s Loss Prevention Unit, deputies were able to monitor several individuals in the act of stealing merchandise from the stores. 

Deputies arrested seven people for shoplifting: Allen McNabb 30, Martha Madrigal Villanueva 38, Isaiah Mojica, 23, Alejandro Villegas, 50, Heather Ovalle 34, Isaiah Cruz 26, and Alex Valadez, 35.

In all, about $1,800 worth of stolen merchandise from Target was recovered in the operation.

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