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Two suspects escape with $900 in candles from Bath & Body Works in Port St. Lucie

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.– $900 worth of candles was stolen from a Bath & Body Works in a strong-armed robbery, WPTV reports.

The incident happened on May 13 at the Bath & Body Works at 10824 SW Village Parkway.

Police report that the theft was committed by a man and a woman who stored the stolen merchandise in two suitcases and was captured on the store’s surveillance video

According to the report, an employee attempted to stop the suspects but was threatened with violence.

Port St. Lucie Assistant Chief Richard Del Toro said “One of the suspects said to the person, ‘You don’t want to get shot do you,’ and basically the person backed off at that point,”

The pair fled the scene in a blue Hyundai Elantra with a medical mask covering their license plate.

Del Toro said that they left behind evidence that would help authorities track them down, “The suspects left, they dropped one of the suitcases out in the parking lot, and we recovered one of those suitcases,”

Crime scene investigators were able to identify the suspects as Sammule Grate, 32, and Thomasina Carter, 29, through fingerprints on the suitcase that was left behind.

Port St. Police have released pictures of the suspects  on Twitter.

Arrest warrants for third-degree grand theft and robbery have been issued for the pair according to Port St. Lucie Police.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to contact detectives or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS.