At 6:37 p.m. Thursday, Elyria police arrested Aaron M. Jones, 20, and Kenyatta M. Grove, 18, both of Cleveland, in or near the Bed Bath & Beyond store at 4417 Midway Mall Blvd., across from the mall.
Police said the suspects fled toward the store after a Victoria Secret employee informed a mall security officer of suspicious activity inside the store about 6:30 p.m.
When the security officer found the man and woman, later identified as Jones and Grove, they threw a bag of clothing to the floor and ran from the store.
Grove was stopped shortly after by an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper in the parking lot of Bed Bath & Beyond. Jones was found by police inside the store and arrested.
Merchandise taken from Victoria Secret was valued at $270, police said.
At about 7 p.m., the mall security officer who located Jones and Grove told police a third suspect who helped the other two suspects select, conceal and remove the Victoria Secret clothing had been caught near the Best Buy store entrance.
Police arrested the 17-year-old male, also from Cleveland, on a charge of theft.
He was taken to the Lorain County Juvenile Detention Home, according to police.