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.READ MORE: 'Little Slice Of Hell' House Under Contract With Cash Offer, Off The Market
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.
“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.
The children involved are believed to be around seven and 10-years-old.READ MORE: 'Leaving Here Vaccinated': Broomfield County Jail Boasts 85% COVID Vaccination Rate
When approached by store employees, the foursome ran from the store.
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.
Fulton said that the department’s biggest concern is the safety of the two children.MORE NEWS: 'Celebrate Culture, Without Limitations': Denver Juneteenth Kick-Off Concert So Much More Than Just A Show
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.