Monday, April 26, 2010

Shoplifters Show Preference For Certain Stores

Shoplifters in Cookeville are targeting Walmart far and above all other stores in town. Police say that, in the past year, Walmart officials have caught nearly 150 people trying to leave their store without paying for merchandise. Shoplifters also got caught about once a week at stores like Sears, Kohl's and Hill's IGA. The total value of items taken was more than $47,000. In most cases, shoplifters tried to get away with clothing, but authorities say they were also trying to steal jewelry, electronics and other items when apprehended by store security officers.