Trip to Mall Ends With Ride in Police Car

A Philadelphia man is charged with theft at Springfield Mall


Editor's Note: The following information was provided by Springfield Police. Defendants in criminal cases are presumed not guilty until proven otherwise through due legal process.

Retail Theft

Target at the Springfield Mall at about 4:24 p.m. on Feb. 7. Store security reported that they had a man in custody for a retail theft at the store. Patrolman Joseph Prendergast responded and took a 23-year-old Philadelphia man into custody and transported him to the Springfield Police Station. The man was issued a citation for retail theft in connection with taking $95.43 worth of merchandise from the store.

Detective Bridget McCarthy is handling the  investigation.

Cement Mixer February 15, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Philly dirtballs arriving here and applying their trade, we should just have a Springfield officer stay at the mall & Best Buy, constant calls there for retail theft(Target,Best Buy).
Iceberg February 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Cement mixer: I saw your mom applying her trade at broad & diamond. She loves Philly dirt balls
Susan Danzi February 23, 2013 at 05:59 PM
I totally agree!!
Susan Danzi February 23, 2013 at 06:01 PM
I agree with keeping a police officer at the mall & Best Buy! Too many thefts at both locations.


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