5 arrested after shoplifting at the Winona Walmart, Minn.
Five people were arrested near Stewartville last week after allegedly
shoplifting from the Winona Walmart more than 50 miles away. Officials at the
Winona County Jail say about $8,000 worth of merchandise was taken from Walmart.
In Merchandise Stolen From JC Penney’s; Pair Arrested in Abington, Pa.
Officers responded at 3:13 a.m. Wednesday to a security alarm at the store.
Police say a responding officer saw a gray Ford Focus traveling south on Easton
Road, coming from the direction of the mall. The Ford was traveling at a high
rate of speed without its headlights on. Police say in plain view in the vehicle
was a pile of new clothing that still had the retail tags on them and a clear
plastic container filled with new watches which also had retail tags on them.
According to police, the retail tags were from JCPenney’s and the total value of
the merchandise was over $18,612. Other officers responded to the mall and
determined the glass doors at exterior and interior of the vestibule had been
smashed out. Inside the JCPenney store, police say the rear sliding doors to the
jewelry counters had been broken out and merchandise in them had been stolen.
Police determined that the watches, other jewelry and clothing that were in the
Ford Focus was merchandise that had been stolen from JCPenney’s.
Female Thief Gets Away With $4,021 In Lingerie From Victoria's Secret in
Chattanooga, TN Police said a female thief, in two quick trips in and
out of Victoria's Secret at Hamilton Place Mall, made off with $4,021 in
lingerie. The manager said at a time when the store was extremely busy, a
customer advised her that a female was loading a bag with merchandise. The woman
got away. About 20 minutes later, the customer again contacted the manager,
saying the woman was back with a different bag and was loading it with more
loot. The manager walked over and spotted her leaving with three other females.
Woman in theft ring banned from Target for decade
A Woodbury woman convicted of participating in a theft ring will
be prohibited from entering Target stores for 10 years as part of a criminal
sentence. Kristi Jean Hambleton, 24, was sentenced Feb. 6 in Washington County
District Court to 10 years of probation and about four months in jail following
a felony theft conviction. Hambleton was among several people tracked by
authorities during two months in 2012, when $12,913 in merchandise was stolen
from Target stores around the metro area.