Shoplifters at the University Mall are upping the ante.

Orem Police Lt. Bob Conner said the mall stores have recently been raided in a big way with thefts of shirts and pants occurring in the dozens.Thieves took 56 shirts from one business, 14 pairs of pants from another and 40-50 pairs from yet another.

"I think we may have some professionals at work here," Conner said. "They're apparently distracting the clerk and then cleaning up."