Loss prevention officer at Grapevine Mills Mall accused of sexually assaulting shoplifter

A man who worked as a loss prevention officers for Burlington Coat Factory in Grapevine Mills Mall is facing charges for sexually assaulting a woman he caught shoplifting.

Grapevine police arrested 29-year-old Alex Landry at his apartment in Arlington on Thursday.

Last month, a woman told police Landry caught her stealing items from Forever 21 in the mall. She said he took to his office inside Burlington Coat Factory, took pictures of her with his phone and coerced her into sex to avoid arrest.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, detectives searched Landry’s phone and found pornographic images, as well as websites referring to women offering sexual favors to avoid prosecution.

They also found photographs of multiple women in Landry's office. They believe these women could be additional victims​​​​​, police said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Grapevine Police Department at 817-410-3200 or 817-410-8127.

Landry is being held in the Tarrant County jail. His bond was set at 25,000.

Grapevine Mills Mall officials say Landry was not employed by them but was hired by Burlington Coat Factory.