LYNNWOOD—The Lynnwood Police Department put out a bulletin asking the public’s help in identifying any of the three individuals involved in an organized retail theft case.
On February 1, 2024, the three men broke into a locked display rack at Wal-Mart on highway 99 and stole $2,878 worth of hard alcohol. If you have any information, please call detectives at 425-670-5628.
In June of 2022, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the creation of a statewide Organized Retail Crime Theft Task Force to improve coordination and collaboration among law enforcement agencies that will specifically address multi-jurisdictional crimes that endanger employees and cause significant economic harm to our state.
Forbes analysis released in December of 2023 now ranks Washington as the state the most impacted by retail crime with an average value of stolen goods per resident of $346.82. Washington state, in 2021, the year the data was compiled, had a population of 7.74 million residents. This puts retailers at a loss of $2.7 billion to organized retail crime in 2021. Federal crime statistics show that the value of items stolen from Washington retailers increased by 151 percent from 2019 to 2020.
Just last year, Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force with assistance of the Lynnwood Police Department. on December 28. arrested 26-year-old Shellonda Daniel, for Robbery and Organized Retail Theft. She is suspected of committing approximately $450,000 in damages and lost merchandise to Ulta Beauty stores between Washington and Oregon since June of 2022.