Two New York women have been indicted on charges of felony theft for allegedly stealing $17,000 worth of crystal from a store in Kittery.

Police initially arrested Raquel Davila, 49, of Brooklyn and Katiuska Delgado, 32, of Richmond Hill, N.Y., on Jan. 10.

The pair were spotted by a witness leaving a cosmetics store in Kittery. The witness saw that store employees were trying to confront the pair, who drove off, so the witness called police on his cell phone and followed them.

The pair drove into New Hampshire, throwing stolen items out the windows, before eventually being pulled over by Portsmouth police, said  Kittery Det. Sgt. Dan Soule.

Following their arrest on theft charges, police were able to match the women’s photographs with security video taken during a theft at Swarovski, a high-end crystal shop. One of the women allegedly distracted a clerk while the other put small, expensive items into a foil bag similar to that used when purchasing hot food at a grocery store, police said. The foil bag was intended to thwart security systems.

The pair were indicted Monday by a York County grand jury on felony theft charges. Stealing more than $10,000 worth of merchandise or money is a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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