Police arrest 3 suspected of stealing baby formula in Utah

Two women are seen stealing cans of baby formula at Lee's Marketplace in Logan. The Logan City Police Department suspects the women may be part of a nationwide ring that steals baby formula and then sells it on the black market. If you have any information about the women, or may have seen them in any local grocery stores, please contact the police.

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested two women and a man they believe stole more than $5,200 worth of baby formula and a few other items from northern Utah stores.

Logan Police Capt. Curtis Hooley says the three were arrested Monday and are being held in the Cache County jail on suspicion of theft and other charges.

He identified them as 49-year-old Selford Velcu, 47-year-old Iolandaa Velcu and 22-year-old Elisabeta Zatreanu. Officers believe they’re California residents.

Hooley says during a traffic stop Monday, police noticed their white van matched a vehicle two women were seen driving after surveillance cameras caught them stealing baby formula from a Logan market on Dec. 4.

Hooley says police don’t know what they intended to do with the formula but suspect it could be sold on the black market.

The three do not yet have attorneys.

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