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Woman Runs Off Topless After Being Caught Shoplifting

The woman lost her shirt and bra during a struggle with a Macy's security guard, police say

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    File photo of a Macy's store.

    A suspected shoplifter fled topless after being busted at a Southern California mall. But police were easily able to identify her – she left her driver's license behind.

    The 44-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was caught at Arcadia’s Santa Anita Mall on Sunday night. Police say she had just walked out of Macy's after stuffing merchandise inside her purse.

    Police say the woman was hitting a security guard who tried to stop her and lost her top and bra during the struggle. She then took off running to her car, leaving behind her purse with her ID inside.

    The thief drove off in a white Mercedes-Benz, police said, but a witness was able to record a license plate.

    Police said they were holding off from releasing surveillance video as they conducted their investigation.

    The woman remains at large.

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