Mesa police searching for baby formula thieves

MESA, AZ - Mesa police are asking for the public's help locating a couple suspected of stealing baby formula from two east Valley stores.

Authorities say the thefts happened May 5 and 9 at a Walmart near Baseline and Signal Butte roads and a Target store near Power Road and Southern Avenue.

Police said the couple stole a tote bag and backpack at each location and filled them with baby formula before leaving the stores.

Police say the couple was seen leaving the stores in a maroon Acura with a temporary tag and a large white Acura symbol on the rear window.

The suspects are described as a white male, short red hair and a white female with medium/long dark hair.

Please submit any information regarding the crime or identity of the suspect(s) through the "Submit a Tip" option at or text information to 274-637 (CRIMES).

Begin your message with MESAPD. You will remain anonymous. You can also call 480-644-2211 and select option 2. Refer to report numbers 20141290528 and 20141310411.

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