Baby formula, clothing, thermal underwear and a package of ground beef were recently stolen from Walmart in separate retail thefts, according to Marple Township Police.
Loss Prevention staff at the Walmart at 400 S. State Rd. in Springfield, observed a man in
the men's department on Dec. 29, selecting thermal underwear and a belt and concealing the
items in his backpack, according to police.
The man then left the store
without paying for the items, according to police.
underwear, belt and additional items, valued at about $260, were recovered from his backpack.
The 34-year-old man was taken to police headquarters,
processed and charged with theft, according to police, but inside his front pants pocket was a small
clear piece of straw that had white powder residue inside of it and the man told police he
used that straw to snort Percocet (oxycodone).
On Dec. 22, two women stole baby formula, clothing and a package of ground beef from Walmart, according to police.
The two women left the area in a grey Chevrolet Impala, according to police, and the stolen items were valued at under
Also on Dec. 22, three women concealed items inside their purses and left Walmart without paying for the items, according to police.
As store security followed the women through
the exit all three women began running toward State Road, according to police.
Store security was able
to recover one of the women's handbags with about $200 worth of stolen items inside but about $100 worth of items were not recovered, according to police.