Police chased a suspected perfume thief through Stanford Shopping Center Monday afternoon, Aug. 13, ending with his apprehension at a bus stop on Quarry Road.
A second person, a juvenile, also was arrested, according to Palo Alto Police Sgt. A. Moore.
The chase through the shopping center occurred around 4:20 p.m. after reports of shoplifting at the Sephora store. After leaving Sephora, the two suspects walked through the Microsoft store and were confronted by police outside the store, Moore said. Products from both Sephora and Microsoft were taken, he said.
The juvenile was arrested on suspicion of burglary and shoplifting while the adult fled through the mall.
Following his apprehension at the bus stop, Lahoucine Elketami, 47, of San Francisco was arrested on suspicion of burglary, shoplifting and resisting police. He was booked in the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose, Moore said. The juvenile was cited and released, he said.