Four suspects sought in theft at Ponte Vedra Beach liquor store

Video courtesy of AAW Wines & Liquor

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is looking for four suspects accused of shoplifting more than $500 worth of alcohol from AAW Wines & Liquor, located at 2 Fairfield Blvd., Suite 9, in Ponte Vedra Beach.

According to a police report filed Feb. 17, security video footage showed three women and one man “removing multiple alcohol bottles from the store shelves and placing them into their personal bags and clothing.”

The deputy responding to the incident stated in the report that he observed on the video the female suspects placing bottles inside their bags/purses and the male suspect placing bottles in his pants. The deputy also said in the report the video showed the suspects taking turns talking with the store clerk and “attempting to distract her from watching the other parties involved.”

Kevin Kelshaw, media relations officer for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, said the investigation is still in the early stages and no arrests have been made in the case.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to contact the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 824-8304.