MEDINA, OH (WOIO) - Police want to talk to a group of people that walked into a Medina store early Saturday evening with a toddler. They appeared to be shopping, but employees at Munchkins' Kloset on North Court Street say they had something else in mind.
"She had come up to the counter and said, 'Can you get this stuff off the shelves?' Which isn't strange, 'cause we do have stuff up high," said employee Serina Armstrong.
Two of the adults kept one of the employees busy in the front of the store, while staff says the other adult searched for items to steal.
Employees say detectives told them not to release specific details about what was taken, but they say it was big, and they have the video to prove it.
"Oh my gosh. We are such a small business, that it's gonna take a lot to overcome something like this. This is horrible," said owner Angela Mamrak. "[I'm] heartbroken, mad, upset."
Customers are even sharing their thoughts on the store's Facebook page.
Employees say what makes this so disturbing is that they brought a little girl with them while they committed the crime, which took less than 10 minutes.
"They didn't bring her in to look at the store. They brought her in, knowing what they were going to do, and that is just, very shocking," said Armstrong.
Now they want justice, as well as their merchandise returned.
Employees say they have the group on video casing another one of their stores a few weeks ago. If you know who these people are call Medina Police at 330-725-7777. You can also e-mail Det. Lynn at email@example.com. All tips can remain anonymous.
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