Woman caught on video stealing $5,000 wedding dress

Woman stealing $5,000 wedding dress 
By: Ryan Lee Hall 

(Scroll down for video) A woman was recorded on video stealing a $5,000 wedding dress by just taking it out of the store, according to surveillance video uploaded on the Internet.

New Jersey Police are hunting for the woman, who used a group of friends and a little girl, to distract the store owners, as she stole a $5,000 wedding dress from a boutique.

"She stole my favorite," complained Chamroen Seng, who owns the store Seng Couture in Fanwood, with her husband, Sanh Truong.

Security cameras outside the store caught the 30-something brunette fleeing with the dress in a cellophane bag garment, followed by her little partner in crime.

Seng and Truong did not realize that the dress was missing until two days later.

The robbery occurred at 2:00 p.m., when a group of women, adolescents and a girl, came into the store and asked to try on dresses.

Seng said that the group deliberately kept them in the rear area of the store, while the girl pestered to eat pizza and soda.

"We said: 'We do not have pizza. If you want pizza, you have to leave,'" Seng said. "They wanted water, they wanted to drink, and that distracted us," she said.

While the women kept the pair busy and blocked their view, one of them grabbed a YSA Makino from a hook near the door and slipped out, Seng said.

The others did not buy anything and left soon after.

"I feel very bad. I loved that dress," Seng said, adding that the dress was one of the highest value in the store.

In the video, the woman can be seen running down the sidewalk and through a parking lot, while the little girl struggles to keep up.

"I think she was more concerned about stealing than her own daughter,” Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo said.

Police asked anyone who recognized the woman, to call Detective Sergeant Eugene Chin at (908) 322-5000, extension 119.

Seng said he was more concerned about the little girl.

"She's going to school and going to say, 'My mother stole the dress'" he said. "The whole life of this child is going to be embarrassing," he added.