San Luis Obispo police officers were alerted to a theft at around 2:38 pm on Wednesday.
Officers learned that two females entered the Sunglasses Hut on Higuera, and stole more than 44 thousand dollars worth of merchandise before fleeing the store. Officers received a description of the suspects and their vehicles, but were unable to locate them.
About half an hour later, a California highway patrol officer spotted the vehicle traveling northbound on highway 101, and conducted a traffic stop near San Miguel. The two suspects were identified as 22-year-old Akaija Elder of Fairfield, and 19-year-old Maiya Green.
The two were arrested and booked into the San Luis Obispo county jail on grand theft charges, and the stolen property in the car was returned.