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Three girls caught during shoplifting spree

By Tandem Media Network • Dec 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM

PERKINS TWP. — Three girls landed charges for allegedly taking items from multiple local stores without paying.

After Walmart security caught the girls — ages 14, 14, and 12 — at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Perkins police charged each with misdemeanor theft, receiving stolen property and possessing criminal tools.

Security claimed the girls filled empty bags and tried walking out of the store, according to a Perkins police report.

Police spoke with the girls, who cried and said they made a “stupid mistake” after officers found them with bags of allegedly shoplifted items, the report states. They said they were taking the items “for Christmas.”

The report lists Walmart, Target, Meijer and three stores at the Sandusky Mall as victims of the girls’ alleged thefts, which they said occurred between Dec. 1 and Sunday.

Items allegedly stolen the six stores include:

• Five shot glasses

• Rings and earrings

• Several cell phone cases

• “Family Guy” pajama pants

One girl said her father dropped the three of them off and gave her $80 for shopping, the report states.

That girl also admitted she used a box cutter, which was also allegedly stolen, to open a closed box containing a toy and allegedly took the toy, according to the report.

While talking with police in an interview room, one girl admitted the shoes she had on were stolen, the report states. Another girl admitted the pants she wore were stolen from TJ Maxx.

Police took the stolen clothes and provided the girl with a pair of pants, according to the report.

Officers notified the girls’ parents of what happened and then took the three to the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center. Police notified each store they will return the items.


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