LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Two adults took two children shoplifting at Southwest Plaza Mall, and it was caught on surveillance video.

They’re accused of stealing $300 to $400 worth of items from Dillard’s.

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(credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

On its own, that crime would be a misdemeanor. But bringing the children along makes it a Class 4 Felony, which could mean jail time.

(credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

(credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)


“It elevates the crime to a Class 4 Felony, actually contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” said the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Jenny Fulton.

Jenny Fulton (credit: CBS)

The children involved are believed to be around seven and 10-years-old.

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When approached by store employees, the foursome ran from the store.

(credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

They were seen driving off in a white Dodge Magnum station wagon with a temporary license plate.

“I would guess that if they did this once they are going to do it again,” Fulton said.

(credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

Fulton said that the department’s biggest concern is the safety of the two children.

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If you recognized the suspects, or have any information about the crime, you’re asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612, or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), reference case number 17-13777.