Correction: An earlier version of this article referred to the incident as a "robbery" instead of a burglary. We regret this error.
Four people were arrested in connection to a burglary at the Macy’s in Pasadena Plaza.
On Sept. 8, three men and a woman entered the Macy’s store. Security camera footage showed the group looking through a rack of clothes. At one point, one of the men begins taking things off the rack and putting them into what appears to be a large tote bag. The group then walked away with the items in the tote bags.
Lt. Carolyn Gordon with the Pasadena Police Department told KNX News’ Nataly Tavidian there were undercover officers in the store who closely monitored the group.
“The suspects left the store without making any attempts to pay for the stolen merchandise,” she said.
The group ran from deputies and short a chase ensued, police said.
“Following a short chase, law enforcement successfully apprehended three of the suspects,” the department said in a press release.
Police said a fourth suspect attempted to drive into an officer’s car; however, it missed and officers used an “intervention technique” to disable the car. No injuries were reported.
The group was identified as Vasile Alberto Balan, 27, Mihaela Simion, 20, Cosmin Cismarv, 36, and Sorin Stefan, 43.
While each person in the group charged with one count of grand theft, police said Balan also had an outstanding no-bail warrant in Las Vegas.
His bail was set $300,000, while bail for the other three were set at $250,000.
Lt. Gordon said officers believe the group is from Romania.
“In fact, they had passports from Romania and we do know at some point that each of them were deported,” she said.
The investigation is ongoing.