Utah police are searching for a pair of women who are accused of swiping thousands of dollars worth of baby formula from local stores.
KSL-TV reported Tuesday that surveillance cameras at Lee’s Marketplace in Logan captured the thieves in the act a few weeks ago. Logan Police Capt. Curtis Hooley said the women also visited three other stores, ultimately hiding $3,700 of formula in their clothing.
"Our understanding is that they are utilizing the black market somehow, to sell this stuff," Hooley said. "We don't know who they're selling it to or for what purpose, but it is something that is happening apparently nationwide."
Hooley said similar thefts have been reported in Salt Lake City and Idaho Falls.
Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen said earlier this month that the thefts appear to be part of an organized crime group and the suspects may not be in the area anymore, according to The Herald Journal.
“They come into your community and steal you blind and then they’re gone,” Chief Gary Jensen said. “Basically they are traveling thieves.”
Jensen said formula thefts often coincide with razor blade thefts.
Police say the pair were seen driving in a white Dodger Caravan and urge anyone with information to call the Logan Police Department at 435-753-7555.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.