Women snatch high-end sunglasses from SLO store, arrested

October 6, 2023


A pair of Bay Area women allegedly stole more than $44,000 worth of merchandise from Sunglass Hut in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, and then fled on Highway 101, where law enforcement personnel eventually tracked them down.

Shortly before 3 p.m., the two women walked into the Sunglass Hut located at 883 Higuera Street in downtown SLO and placed high-end sunglasses into their bags. The women then quickly fled, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

Police broadcasted a description of the suspects and their vehicle to the patrol team, but they were not able to locate the suspects. 

The police department then issued a “be on the lookout” alert to surrounding law enforcement agencies. About 30 minutes later, a CHP officer spotted the suspects’ vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 101 near Highway 46. 

CHP officers and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle on Highway 101 near San Miguel.  SLO detectives came to the scene and identified the suspects as 22-year-old Akaija Msheabeverli Elder of Fairfield and 19-year-old Maiya Korrin Green of Valejo. 

Officers recovered the sunglasses and arrested the women.

Authorities booked Elder and Green in San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of felony grand theft and felony organized retail theft. The SLO County Sheriff’s Office website does not currently list either woman as being in custody. 

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44 thousand dollars?… how many glasses did they fit into their purses?… just how expensive are these sun glasses?… makes one wonder if there are two thieves in this story… the women and the store…

That’s what I came here to say. When I read the first paragraph, I thought they must have taken cases of glasses. Two thieves indeed.

Psssst….girls, the limit is $950/day for legalized theft in CA.

How much was bail? Did we not check for warrants before we released them? So many unanswered questions…..CCN please do a follow-up.

Same M O in Utah, too. Miss Elder has a lengthy rap sheet (see online public records) and needs to be incarcerated for a very long time.

Yes, and those are just the cases when she and her accomplices have been caught….. Can you imagine how many other cases there have been when they HAVEN’T been caught?

Should be spelled Akaija Misbehavior Elder 

Looks like this isn’t BeverliElders first rodeo:

AKAIJA M’SHEA-BEVERLI ELDER Records | We found AKAIJA M’SHEA-BEVERLI ELDER | Public Data For AKAIJA M’SHEA-BEVERLI ELDER (mecklenburgcountybusts.com)

Sure is a shame we have such an impotent justice system anymore.

This ain’t Vallejo hood rats.