Blotter: Thefts From Cars, Leary's Florist, Home Depot, More
The following information has been provided by the Marple Township Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate any guilt or conviction.
BROOMALL–On Nov. 29 at approximately 6:50 a.m., Marple police responded to the Walmart in the Marple Crossroads Shopping Center for a reported theft. Upon arrival, police spoke to the loss prevention supervisor who told police that they had two employees in custody for stealing merchandise from the store. According to the supervisor, both incidents were separate and neither employee knew about the other’s theft. One employee had allegedly stolen $423.82 worth of merchandise from the store, while another employee had allegedly stolen $919.83 worth of merchandise from the store, according to the report. The items stolen included two Samsung Tablets; four PS3 games; one Wii Game Console; and a charger.
Pencils and Sunglasses Stolen From T.J. Maxx
On Nov. 26 at approximately 2:40 p.m., police responded to the T.J. Maxx in the Lawrence Park Shopping Center for a reported theft. Upon arrival, police spoke with the loss prevention officer who told police she noticed a woman selecting clothing items from the store. The woman then selected two pairs of sunglasses, removed the tags and sensors, and concealed them into her purse. According to the report, the woman did the same for branch pencils. The woman then paid for the clothing items and exited the store without paying for the remainder of her merchandise that remained her purse, according to the report. The total value stolen was $47.97.
Santa Stake Stolen at Flower Shop
On Nov. 23 at approximately 11:34 a.m., police responed to Leary’s Florist at 2620 West Chester Pike for a reported theft. Upon arrival, police spoke with the owner who reported that a woman had just taken a Santa Stake valued at $15 and left the store without paying for it. The owner stated her neighbor saw the woman take the state and followed her outside and took a picture of her vehicle. According to the report, the owner says she has seen the woman in the shop before but never purchases anything. Police were able to locate the woman and the woman told police she would return to the flower shop to return the stake the following morning.
Personal Items Stolen and Scattered in Bushes
On Nov. 21 at approximately 12:30 p.m., a woman came into the police station to report her unlocked van was entered sometime overnight from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20 on the 300 block of South Parkway Boulevard. The woman discovered the theft when a Drexel Hill woman called her and told her she was out walking her dog while her husband was shopping at the Home Depot. While walking, she noticed personal items from the van scattered in and near the bushes between the Reed Road entrance of the MAB building. The woman was notified and found a few of her personal items but could not locate a leather Coach briefcase. Police believe the incident may have been done by the same person(s) who entered unlocked vehicles on the 200 and 300 blocks of Warren Blvd. and two vehicles on Westfield, according to the report.
Hatchet and Copper Stolen From Home Depot
On Nov. 21 at approximately 12:45 p.m., police responded to the Home Depot for a reported theft. Upon arrival, police met with the loss prevention officer who told police a woman had stolen a hatchet and a copper piece of plumbing and attempted to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. The woman admitted to taking the merchandise and told police she planned to pawn the items at the Darby Pawn Shop. The woman told police she used to have a heroin addiction but is now on Suboxine.
Purse Stolen From Car, Dumped in a Bush
On Nov. 20 at approximately 7:40 a.m., police responded to the 400 block of Westfield Drive for a reported theft from a vehicle that occurred sometime overnight. Upon arrival, police met with the victim who told police her vehicle was left unlocked in the driveway and was rummaged through. The woman found her purse in the neighbor’s yard, dumped in a bush. Approximately $50 was stolen from the purse.