REDDING, CA — (05-08-22) — A popular adult novelty store fell victim to over $1,000 worth of sex toys being stolen from Gray’s Guilty Pleasures and Gifts last Tuesday night.

According to surveillance footage released to Action News Now from the popular adult novelty store, the suspect walked in wearing a jacket, beanie, and face mask covering everything but his eyes and nose.

The suspect was aided by a woman who distracted the store’s employee by asking for help with merchandise located in the back of the store.

When the employee left the desk, the suspect ran out the front door with over $1,000 of sex toy merchandise, which by the way ironically included police-grade handcuffs.

The store owner, Tim Gray, told Action News Now that he’s had people steal from him five times over the last two years.

Watch Action News Now Coverage of the Incident

Gray told Action News Now that losing the $1,000 of merchandise heavily impacts a small business like his.

“People don’t understand that we don’t just spend stuff on these guys, we spend stuff on the community,” said Gray. “I’m always helping where I can. $1,000 is a lot of money, it’s no joke. You’re not just stealing from me you’re stealing from everybody because I help out, I give a lot.” said Gray.

According to Action News Now, every time Gray’s Guilty Pleasures and Gifts has items stolen from the business, Tim Gray institutes a new policy to make it harder for thieves to take away his livelihood.

One of those policies includes restricting people from bringing in large purses, but now people won’t be able to wear masks like the man in the video did unless it’s absolutely necessary.

“We’re literally going to watch a little more of what we do. But that’s what I’m saying we learn from every mistake we’ve made,” added Gray. “It’s just another mistake, we let him carry more product than he needed to carry which sucks to say. We want people to be comfortable, but I just can’t lose all my money either.” said Gray.

Gray didn’t file a police report for this incident but he did say that he’s been sharing surveillance videos of incidents on social media platform Facebook, to raise awareness for other businesses in the area to be on the look out for these crooks.

Continue to show your support for the popular Gray’s Guilty Pleasures and Gifts, located at 3158 Bechelli Ln, Redding, CA 96002. Who pride themselves in specializing in your Guilty Pleasure with toys, lingerie, plus size, bridal, mens, body products, humor shop and more at Follow them on Facebook.

Article by: Andy Powell, Staff Writer

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