Monday, December 6, 2010

Shoplifters Offer Excuses To Police

A Cookeville man has been charged with theft of property after allegedly shoplifting three packs of steaks from the Kroger store.  But police say 31-year-old Peter Wesley Convery of West Broad Street, had an excuse for the theft.  He allegedly told officers that he was going to sell the steaks to another man, who would give him cash to pay his bills.  The meat was valued at more than a hundred dollars, and officials say Convery had concealed the packages underneath his clothing as he left the store.  Meanwhile, in a separate case, police say a Jamestown man was cited for theft after he allegedly took off the jacket he was wearing and put on a new one which came off the rack at the Sears store.  The Carhart jacket was worth $100, and police say they arrested 39-year-old Billy Joe Turner the Second in a nearby parking lot.