The Bakersfield Police Department announces it has arrested thirteen adults and four juveniles as part of a two-day operation targeting retail theft.

Officers zeroed in on stores in the 2700 block of Ming Avenue near Valley Plaza Mall.  Authorities say approximately $2,900 worth of merchandise, mostly clothing and cosmetics, was recovered.  The sting was part of the Retail Theft Partnership between local businesses and BPD.

If you’re a business owner interested in the Retail Theft Partnership, you can contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-326-3053.