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Shoplifters hit CVS two more times

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The CVS is reporting two more shoplifting incidents--on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8 and 9--following an earlier one involving razor blades on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Chesterton Police said.

According to police, at 3:49 p.m. Thursday a female entered the store, located at 505 E. 1100N, and lingered for 10 minutes in the medication section of the pharmacy, “acting suspiciously and catching the attention of one of the pharmacists.” She then fled the store, activating the anti-theft alarm on going out the door, and leaving the scene in a small gray vehicle with an Illinois license plate, police said.

Employees determined that she took with her 11 boxes of Zantac and 12 of Pepcid Complete--both antacids--with a total value of $479.27.

Video surveillance shows the woman entering the store “carrying a nearly empty purse,” police said. On her way out “the purse appears much larger.” The suspect was described as a Hispanic or light-skinned black female.

Then, at 4:22 p.m. Friday two male subjects entered the store, one of them with a backpack, and walked directly to the aisle where the over-the-counter Prilosec--also an antacid--is located. After questioning an employee about a bottle of spray-on Linocane, they left the store, again activating the anti-theft alarm.

Employees discovered that they’d stolen 14 boxes of Prilosec with a total value of $398.86, police said.

One of the men was described as a black male, wearing blue jeans and a white tee-shirt with “USA” across the front; the other as an Hispanic male wearing dark-colored basketball shorts, a gray tee-shirt, a gray hat, and sunglasses. No information about their vehicle was available.

At 9:06 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, two male subjects entered the CVS and stole 40 packs of razors valued at $1,171.76.



Posted 8/13/2019




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