PD: Mom gets out of jail, takes kids to steal from outlet mall in Glendale

Posted at 2:23 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 02:30:13-04

A mom who was just released from jail allegedly took her daughters and their friends to Tanger Mall to rob stores.

Glendale police report that on May 27, a woman identified as 35-year-old Maria Alejandra Solis took her two daughters and their three friends to Tanger Outlet Mall near 95th and Glendale avenues. There, two of the juveniles robbed a couple of belts from the Saks 5th Avenue store. The minors allegedly ran out of the store and jumped into a vehicle driven by Solis to make their escape. 

Solis, fearing that she was being followed by a witness, sped through the parking lot where she collided with a large Salt River Project electrical box. The collision totaled the car and caused about $40,000 in damage to the box knocking out power to the mall and the nearby Hampton Inn Hotel.

Solis and the children made it through the exposed wires and ran through the parking lot at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Solis and her two daughters reportedly started trying to open cars doors, getting inside one stealing money and a wallet. 

They met up with the other juveniles but were soon caught by police.

Solis was found to have an extensive criminal history, having been released after doing a week in jail, earlier that same day.

She has several prior felony drug convictions, which lead to an order of protection which prohibits her from seeing her daughters. 

She is now being charged with criminal damage, burglary, five counts of endangerment and five counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.