Alabama Police working to curb creative shoplifting; legislation on booster bags
It's no secret that Foley has become a shopping destination in the last several
years. Recent additions like Academy Sports add to the already bustling Tanger
Outlets and other shopping centers dotting the city. But with attractive
merchandise comes people with sticky fingers looking for something free and
that's where these so-call "booster bags" come into play. "Anybody that works in
the retail business for any amount of time is going to find or come up on one of
these at some point in their career," Captain David White said. White said that
the bags have been an issue for some time, but there has been an increase in
their usage in recent years. "If you possess one of these, you possess it
because you're trying to do something illegal. I mean, there's no reason for
anybody to have this without wanting to shoplift something," White said.
Florida couple hits Stein Mart on multiple occasions
Sixty-two-year-old Patricia Echemendia and 45-year-old Neil Echemendia were
arrested on June 23 by Aventura Police. Police said the duo targeted a Stein
Mart, off of 199th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, on multiple occasions. During
their heists, they were caught on surveillance video footage as Neil would steal
several pricey watches, while Patricia played the role of lookout. "Initially,
the female is seen ... select some items off the sales rack," said Aventura
Detective Anna Howell. "She places the items inside of her purse at the same
time the male is walking around [and] he selects a box. He usually always
Tractor Supply power tool thieves Caught In Salina, KS
A pair of alleged shoplifters from the Wichita area were caught in Salina.
Police said that Derek Henson of Wichita stole two Dewalt drills from the Salina
Tractor Supply store Friday night. After being confronted by an employee, Henson
fled with the drills in a car driven by 40-year-old Angela Hall. The car was
located a short time later at the Salina Sam's Club. The drills, valued at $960
were recovered and Henson and Hall were arrested.
Nearly 500 Bottles of Nail Polish stolen from Sally's Beauty in Attleboro, MA
Two alleged shoplifters were arrested Sunday with 460 bottles of nail polish
valued at $3,820 in a stolen vehicle police alleged was used as the getaway car.
Police found the car in South Attleboro, shortly after a witness from Sally's
Beauty Supply in South Attleboro Square saw the alleged shoplifters drive away.
The suspects were arrested at about 1:15 p.m. walking on nearby streets. Over
$100 in nail polish allegedly stolen from the store was recovered in the car and
police were still trying to determine the source of the other nail polish.
10 years of shoplifting and drugs - man's latest shoplifting charge: 23 T-shirts
from Dick's Sporting Goods in West Springfield, MA It wasn't the 23
T-shirts allegedly stolen from Dick's Sporting Goods that got James M. Elliott
sent back to jail last week. The West Springfield store was just the latest
victim of a decade-long, four-state shoplifting and larceny spree driven by the
defendant's heroin addiction, Judge Charles V. Groce III said during a July 10
hearing in Springfield District Court. Citing Elliott's record of convictions in
California, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts, Groce said the 39-year-old
Northampton man shows no sign of curbing his drug abuse or criminal behavior.
Marshall, TX., police busts ORC duo credit social
North Little Rock, AR woman arrested for $1,000
theft at Walmart