SAN FRANCISCO—Dormant for several months, it appears the “Rainbow Girls” were at it again on Tuesday, June 23, this time hitting a Forever 21 store.
At approximately 6:30 p.m., a group of three teenage girls brazenly entered the Market Street business and made-off with handfuls of merchandise.
It was a tactic the group had used very successfully in past robberies in which higher-end retailers were targeted.
This time, the shoplifting crew, so named for their colorful clothing and dyed hair, were apprehended by responding officers.
Law enforcement officials have stated that the suspects put-up fierce resistance during their arrest, prompting one officer to use his pepper spray canister, discharging a blast that injured both the suspect and the responding officer.
It is now believed that two of the three girls, last active in January, have been arrested and booked in connection with Tuesday evening’s heist.
“I don’t know exactly what happened as far as the girls, but if this isn’t the first store that they’ve hit, I mean I’m glad—they kinda got it under control at least,” witness Jeslynn Williams told CBS San Francisco.