Baltimore corrections officers accused of looting during riots

Last Updated May 15, 2015 1:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE -- Two Baltimore corrections officers were allegedly caught on camera looting a 7-Eleven store during last month's riots, reports CBS Baltimore.

Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard have been suspended without pay after being charged with theft and burglary.

Police said Cobb and Richard could be seen on surveillance camera leaving the closed 7-Eleven with merchandise.

Kendra Richard and Tamika Cobb
CBS Baltimore

Police say a tip led them to review video footage that allegedly showed the pair looting, during rioting that erupted after Freddie Gray, a black man, suffered mortal injuries while in police custody.

"Our Intelligence and Investigative Division did an outstanding job, immediately following up on this tip," said Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer. "We will not allow the vast majority of our employees who are honest and hardworking to be tainted by the actions of a few."

Both women had been assigned to a downtown Baltimore Division of Correction facility.