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Two women allegedly go on thieving rampage at stores taking thousands of dollars worth of Lego

Two women allegedly go on a shoplifting spree making off with thousands of dollars’ worth of Lego and children’s toys

  • They have allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of Lego from Sydney stores
  • A woman allegedly put a staff member in a headlock who tried to stop them 
  • The Lego thieves have allegedly targeted Toymate since September last year 

Two women have been allegedly going on a shoplifting frenzy across Sydney and assaulting staff as they steal thousands of dollars worth of Lego and children’s toys. 

One staff member who tried to stop the women leaving the store with two trolleys overflowing with allegedly stolen Lego was put in a headlock and thrown out of the way. 

The women have been allegedly targeting Toymate toy stores across Sydney since September last year. 

The women captured on CCTV footage are seen entering the Castle Hill store with empty trolleys and plastic bags. They wander around the store and allegedly take thousands of dollars worth of Lego and hide in in the bags. 

The stores that have allegedly been targeted by the thieves are Bankstown, Mount Druitt, Merrylands, Baulkham Hills, Lidcombe, Top Ryde, Chatswood and Warriewood. 

The women captured on CCTV footage are seen entering the Castle Hill store with empty trolleys and plastic bags. 

TOYMATE STORES TARGETED BY ALLEGED LEGO THIEVES 

  • Bankstown
  • Mount Druitt
  • Merrylands
  • Baulkham Hills
  • Lidcombe
  • Top Ryde
  • Chatswood
  • Warriewood 

They wander around the store and allegedly take thousands of dollars worth of Lego off the shelves and put them in the plastic bags. 

One woman distracted a staff member while the other allegedly reached behind the counter to snatch a box of high-quality Lego.  

The alleged brazen Lego thieves are also seen entering the back room of the store to see if there is more stock. 

The pair casually leave the store with trolleys overflowing with alleged stolen Lego after they realise staff are onto them.   

A female staff member attempts to stop the women from leaving the shopping centre, but one woman allegedly put her in a headlock and throws her out of the way. The staff member sustained bruises all over her neck and was scared to be at work the next day

A female staff member attempts to stop the women from leaving the shopping centre, but one woman allegedly put her in a headlock and throws her out of the way. The staff member sustained bruises all over her neck and was scared to be at work the next day

A female staff member attempts to stop the women from leaving the shopping centre, but one woman allegedly put her in a headlock and throws her out of the way. 

The staff member sustained bruises all over her neck and was scared to be at work the next day. 

Toymate management claim a group of four women and one man have been targeting their Sydney stores since September last year. 

‘[Lego] is extremely popular. Easy to off-load and easy to sell online and I suspect a lot of our stuff is probably going into a shop or being sold online,’ Toymate Loss Prevention Officer Peter Condello told 9News.  

Toymate management claim a group of four women and one man have been targeting their Sydney stores since September last year

Toymate management claim a group of four women and one man have been targeting their Sydney stores since September last year

In the Blacktown store, staff members corner the women near the exit of the store and ask them if they could see their receipts, which they allegedly couldn't produce

In the Blacktown store, staff members corner the women near the exit of the store and ask them if they could see their receipts, which they allegedly couldn’t produce

Footage from the Blacktown and Chatswood stores also show the alleged shoplifters stealing stock and being confronted by staff members. 

In Blacktown, the women allegedly had two trolleys full of Lego valued at $1000.  

Staff members corner the women near the exit of the store and ask them if they could see their receipts, which they allegedly couldn’t produce.

Management and security manage claim to retrieve the stock and the women are forced to leave the store.   

In Chatswood, a woman steals Lego worth $3000 from the store. 

She is seen asking a fellow shopper for help with reaching a very expensive box of Lego from the top shelf. 

The woman then moves away from the camera and when she returns, the Lego disappears as it has been allegedly hidden in her packed trolley.

Police have been working with Toymate and an investigation into the shoplifting sprees has begun

Police have been working with Toymate and an investigation into the shoplifting sprees has begun

Police have been working with Toymate and an investigation into the shoplifting sprees has begun.  

‘If they feel they can walk into our stores and assault our staff, steal our stock and abuse people. The message is that’s not happening at Toymate anymore,’ Mr Condello told 9 News. 

‘We’re after them now. The police are after them now and their time is running out.’

Lego is the world’s largest and most profitable toy manufacturer, making 1.7billion dollars last year. 

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