Two arrested on organized retail theft charges

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Kevin Elliot Green and Kayla Renee Vance By Andrew Michalscheck Kevin Elliot Green and Kayla Renee Vance By Andrew Michalscheck

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Surprise police says two people have been arrested for allegedly committing multiple retail thefts across Maricopa County.

Police said they began investigating 42-year-old Kevin Elliot Green and 21-year-old Kayla Renee Vance after learning that they had allegedly stolen televisions from a Sam’s Club.

During their investigation, authorities said they discovered that Green and Vance had been involved in similar retail thefts across the Valley, stealing items valued at more than $15,000.

On June 26, Surprise police served a search warrant on a Peoria home near 83rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

Green and Vance were taken into custody at the home.

Police said the pair is now facing several counts related to organized retail theft.