Roxborough's bigger chain stores recently fell victim to several shoplifting crimes. arrested four people in separate incidents recently, mostly at the Kohl's in Andorra.
In late July, police arrested four people for shoplifting from Kohl's (three times) and Super Fresh over the course of five days.
Security at Kohl's, located at 8500 Henry Ave., reported July 27 that two men took more than $200 worth of hats, clothing, shoes and socks, and left the store without paying for them. Security detained the men before Philadelphia Police arrived on site and arrested them.
The next day, July 28, security viewed someone attempting to steal jeans while monitoring them on closed-circuit television. Security detained the person after he exited the store without paying for $320 worth of Levi's jeans. Philadelphia Police arrived and arrested the man.
On July 29, a woman attempted to shoplift from the Super Fresh at 7162 Ridge Ave. The store manager told police he observed a woman place various food items in her bag and attempt to leave without paying for them. She was detained and police arrived and arrested her.
And in the largest attempted theft, a woman tried to steal almost $500 worth of items from Kohl's July 31. Security observed the woman conceal jewelry, sleep wear, fragrances and sunglasses through closed-circuit TV. She left without paying for them, but was detained and arrested.
All items were recovered in these incidents. The alleged thieves were charged with misdemeanor theft charges. Philadelphia Police did not release their names.