CUMMING — They’re not quite a match for Forsyth County’s Bonnie and Clyde duo, but authorities are closing in on two sisters suspected of nearly 50 separate shoplifting incidents at various branches of a superstore chain.
While they have been seen in 47 other Target stores in the past year, the most recent report came when a manager at the Market Place Boulevard location in Cumming reported two women stealing cell phones.
The manager called the incident in on Jan. 16, saying it was the second time the women had hit the store, according to a Cumming police report.
Sheneka Willis, 22, and her sister, Brittany Willis, have reportedly accumulated more than $24,000 in merchandise since May 1, 2014.
Twenty-two of the 47 shoplifting incidents have totaled felony amounts — more than $500 — including the most recent theft from the Cumming store.
The south Atlanta residents are wanted in multiple jurisdictions across the north-metro Atlanta area, including Forsyth and Fulton counties, said Bryan Zimbardi, spokesman for the Cumming police.
During one attempt the women supposedly used pepper spray on a loss-prevention officer, although nothing in the report stated they had a gun or posed a threat to the public.
Zimbardi said investigators are attempting to gain more contact information for Brittany Willis and expect to capture them as soon as they coordinate their extradition.