Two women, reportedly molls for a Tijuana gang, were recently busted for cheese-lifting at a Carnes del Norte (“meats of the north”) neighborhood store.
Two male gang members entered the store and pulled the cheese out of the dairy case, hiding it among other goods on shelves. The females then entered the store, appearing to be unaffiliated with the males. The men then went to the front of the store, where they distracted the checkout clerk with small talk while the women loaded up their purses. The gals then proceeded to the checkout stand and made a small purchase before leaving the store.
The chicas were able to abscond with several blocks of premium cheese that weighed about six pounds each. They were busted thanks to the wary eye of a butcher.
The store had been robbed of cheese several times recently. Upon detention, the girls told authorities that they stole the cheese at the behest of the gang, which paid them 200 pesos (about 16 dollars) for their participation. The game plan was to resell the cheese.