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Blotter: Thefts, Thefts, and More Thefts

The following information has been provided by the Marple Township Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction.

Woman Steals $62 Worth of Items From Walmart

On July 11  at approximately 11:05 a.m., police responded to the store at the Marple Crossroads Shopping Center for a reported retail theft. Upon arrival, police spoke with the loss prevention officer who stated they had observed a woman conceal various items from the store and then attempt to leave the store without paying for the items, according to the report. The store officer stated she stopped the woman after she passed the registers and discovered she had $62.29 worth of store items on her. The woman was arrested and cited for retail theft.

More Than $1,500 Worth of Tools Taken From Work Van 

On July 9 at approximately 7:18 a.m., police responded to the 2600 block of Highland Avenue for a reported theft from a vehicle. Upon arrival, police spoke with the vehicle owners who told police that the man’s work van had been entered and numerous tools were stolen. According to the report, the owners believe the theft occurred overnight from that Saturday into Sunday. According to the report, the items taken from the rear of the van were: 1 Passland Finish Nailer (valued at approximately $350), two new Maric Nail Guns (valued at approximately $200 each), one circular saw (valued at approximately $240), one jigsaw (valued at approximately $200), one Fein Master German tool (valued at approximately $300),  and one Ram set gun (valued at approximately $200). The owners told police they saw the rear door of the vehicle was not fully secured on that Sunday and believe the theft may have occurred that day.

Garden Hose Taken From Home  

On July 5 at approximately 9:45 a.m., police responded to the 400 block of Dogwood Lane for a reported theft discovered. Upon arrival, police spoke with the homeowner who told police someone had taken his garden hose that was attached to the front of the home. The loss is valued at approximately $20.

Two Men Seen Stealing $200 Worth of Baby Formula

On July 5 at approximately 7:23 p.m., police responded to the for a reported theft. Upon arrival, police spoke with the manager who told police two men were in the store and placed about $200 worth of baby formula in a hand basket and walked out without paying. The men were described as two white males approximately between the ages of 20-25 and medium built. The two men were approached by the store manager but ran out the door and got into a silver Hyundai SUV, according to the report. According to the report, the SUV was operated by a heavy-set white female with brown hair.

GPS, Digital Camera, Laptop Stolen From Car

On July 4 at approximately 11:04 a.m., police responded to a reported theft from a vehicle on the unit block of Strathaven Rd. Upon arrival, police spoke to the vehicle owner who told police the vehicle was parked on the street that Monday night around 11 p.m. On Tuesday morning at approximately 7:15 a.m., the owner discovered her front passenger's side door was left slightly ajar. According to the report, the owner discovered someone had entered her unlocked vehicle and removed a GPS, a Nikon Coolpix digital camera and a Lenovo Thinkpad in a black leather laptop bag. The estimated loss is approximately $900.

Woman With Child Steals Bag Full of Items From Rite Aid, Dumps Packs of Condoms Into the Aisle 

On June 30 at approximately 12:14 p.m., police responded to the on Springfield Road for reported retail theft. Upon arrival, police was met by the store manager who pointed to a woman who was placing a small child into a vehicle. Police confronted the woman who denied having taken anything from the store. The store manager told police the woman purchased a red reusable Rite Aid bag and placed several items inside the bag prior to leaving. According to the report, the woman was in the store for over an hour. In addition, the store manager told police, the woman dumped about eight packs of condoms into the aisle before leaving the store. Inside the bag were many items belonging to Rite Aid that had been removed from their packages and tags were also removed. According to the report, the packages and tags were located in several areas inside the store. The total theft is valued at $106.  

JDBroomall July 18, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Two Men Seen Stealing $200 Worth of Baby Formula: According to the report, the SUV was operated by a heavy-set white female with brown hair. Heavy-set or just pregnant AGAIN. The two guys probably had a kid of their own each with her and then another on the way. I'd rather they steal from ACME than steal from my paycheck in government cheese. You know they are collecting that as well. Sigh... I remember when Broomall didn't look like Chester. Time to move?

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