Three women were arrested on Black Friday after allegedly stealing $2,300 worth of expensive perfume from Ulta Beauty in Napa, according to Napa Police.

Store employees told police that a group of women ran into the store, grabbed the perfume, ran out of the store and split up, fleeing the scene in two different vehicles, Sgt. Nick Dalessi said. Officers located one of the vehicles – a black Nissan Murano – driving along the shoulder on Jameson Canyon Road.

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Merchandise from the store was visible to officers – the attached store alarms were activated and going off inside the car, Dalessi said. The women inside the car, identified as Shante Lewis, 27, Joyce Townsend, 19, and Bertrina Works, 46, all of Richmond, were arrested and booked at the Napa County jail on suspicion of grand theft, possession of stolen property and conspiracy. Works was also booked for being a felon in possession of a stun gun.

The other vehicle, identified as a white station wagon-style vehicle, was not located.


Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC. S