Philadelphia Police arrested three people—two of them juveniles—for shoplifting from Roxborough stores in separate incidents, according to police records.
Retailers at ShopRite, Super Fresh and Kohl's all reported shoplifting incidents in which police arrested individuals earlier in July.
At the Henry Avenue Kohls in Andorra July 16, a store employee witnessed a woman stealing items from the shop by placing items in her purse. The offender, a 19-year-old woman, reportedly took assorted clothing, jewelry and shoes, which were valued at $1,439.
She was stopped and arrested. Police said that, upon consulting surveillance footage, the Kohls implicated her in another incident. She was charged with misdemeanor theft offenses.
Later that week, police arrested a 17-year-old female for shoplifting from ShopRite on Ridge Avenue.
At 7 p.m. July 19, a store employee confronted the juvenile for attempting to leave the store without paying for items. The offender punched the manager in the face and attempted to flee, but was apprehended. The items—various lotions and hygiene products—were returned.
In addition, police found marijuana and pills in her purse. She was transported to the Northwest Detective Division for processing.
And on July 20, police responded to Super Fresh on Ridge Avenue for another shoplifting incident.
A store employee observed a 15-year-old male taking a 24-pack of Poland Spring water from a pallet outside at 11:18 p.m. He was chased into the woods.
Philadelphia police searched the area and arrested him at 7100 Ridge Ave.