Police seek public's help finding Irvine jewelry theft suspects

IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- New surveillance video shows two women stealing jewelry from an Irvine store and police believe one of the suspects is responsible for multiple thefts totaling $20,000.

The Irvine Police Department has identified a suspect as Linda Lorraine Ferguson and is seeking the public's help tracking down, as well as identifying her accomplice in one of the thefts.

In the video, two women are shown at the Brighton collectibles store at the Irvine Spectrum. Each grabs items from displays and stuffs them in their purses, then both quickly exit the store.

That theft totaled about $4,260 worth of jewelry.

Police believe Ferguson is responsible for other thefts at Brighton stores in California and Nevada, with a total loss estimated at $20,000.

Investigators say Ferguson may be driving a black 2013 four-door Nissan, with California license plate 6ZIF430.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Irvine police at (949)724-7189.
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