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Blotter: Macy's Employee Charged in Retail Theft

Plus: About $3,000 worth of computers was taken from an office building.

The following information was supplied by the Springfield Police Department. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Retail Theft—Macy's at about 11:53 p.m. on Dec. 17. Store security reported that they had an employee in custody for allegedly giving merchandise to a customer without receiving the full payment. Patrolman Jeffrey Shull responded and took Towanna Pressley, 40, of Philadelphia into custody. She was charged with receiving stolen property and retail theft in connection with taking $239.46 worth of merchandise from the store. Detective Daniel McNeely is handling the investigation.

Retail Theft—Macy's at about 2:34 p.m. on Dec. 17. Store security reported that a black man just fled the store without paying for an Armani cologne set. The man ran through the Springfield Mall and exited the front doors towards Baltimore Pike. The area was checked but the man was gone. The item was valued at $79.

Retail Theft—Macy's at about 9:42 p.m. on Dec. 19. Store security reported that they had a woman in custody for a retail theft at the store. Patrolman Kai DiRemigio responded and took a 24-year-old Philadelphia woman into custody and transported her to the Springfield Police Station. She was charged with receiving stolen property and retail theft in connection with taking $194 worth of merchandise from the store. Detective Daniel McNeely is handling the investigation.

Theft—The Target Corp. in the 900 block of W. Sproul Road between Dec. 19-20. The company reported that someone stole two Dell laptop computers from an office in the their office building. There were no signs of forced entry. The computers were valued at $3,000.

Lisa McKeon December 28, 2012 at 04:19 PM
This is the reason why stores are not built in West Philly.........thanks, bring it on out here in our neighborhoods.

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