Investigators say a woman enters the store first, then 15 seconds later, the second woman enters.
"They are coming in separately so if one of them gets caught, the other can bail," said Det. Mike Lusk with Puyallup Police. "They look out for each other."
Police say they head for the Tide aisle, taking half a dozen or more. Next stop, the Huggies.
After loading the cart, the woman come back to the front without carts to survey the scene.
"The cart's already been prepared, no one's watching, she's going to grab the cart and go," Lusk said.
After the first woman leaves, a man police say is the getaway driver comes in to see if anyone noticed the first theft. He then allegedly signals and the second woman leaves.
The trio allegedly has taken Tide and Huggies five times in two weeks from a Puyallup Safeway and a WalMart in Port Orchard.
"What they told the officers was they were able to sell this stuff to mom-and-pop stores in Tacoma at half price," Lusk said.
This is not the first time Puyallup stores have been hit. Similar thieves struck in April too.
"Organized retail theft is definitely the theme right now, it's what we are seeing out there right now," said Capt. Scott Engle with Puyallup Police. "Yes it may be big stores but I can guarantee you it is happening in small stores as well and the message for stores big and small is be alert."
Police say they arrested all 3 in the Puyallup and Port Orchard thefts last week. One of those arrested told them she had a $300 a day drug habit.