Police Arrest Three in Separate Shoplifting Incidents

Retail thefts reported at Roxborough shops.

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.

Donna Picotta August 08, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Can't they find anything better to do in Roxborough then shoplift and assault people?
Chin August 10, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Working for a living is unheard of! It is all part of the entitlement mentality. Why work when the government provides or you can just take what you want from those who have it?
Debbie Thomas August 10, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I would be willing to bet that these shoplifters, much like the 4 so called "youths" that robbed their victims at gunpoint, were not from Roxborough. I could be wrong of course.
Roxborough Area Man August 10, 2012 at 04:09 PM
It sure is a one-sided issue. Take a child, and put him in a drug-addicted mother-run home in West Philadelphia. She doesn't care if her child goes to school, and the school is sub-standard at best anyway, overcrowded, underfunded, with limited resources. That child has terrible nutrition, and he plays on a crime-ridden street where only the criminals have anything material - and they flash it like a trophy. Now that child is in high school, cannot read, has no study skills...and school becomes something he cannot manage. Now he is 16, with no viable job skills - what do you think he will become? It is just as much our fault as anyone else's...we refused to fund the schools, refused to hold parents accountable, forced the child to grow up in squalor and hopelessness. Yeah, at 18 he is an adult - but one unprepared for anything BUT a life of crime. The stories of the child that makes it out and becomes something are rare - and most of those kids have SOMEONE who cares enough to push them to be better. Most of them don't. We'd rather build jails than schools. How do you think we keep them filled?


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