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More than $600 Worth of Merchandise Taken in Hartland; 200 Cases of Beer Taken in Fenton

A roundup of crime from around the White Lake-Highland area.

A woman is suspected of shoplifting more than $600 worth of items from two different clothing stores, according to a police report from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department. 

Police say an employee from the Gap store in the Tanger Outlet Mall contacted police regarding a retail fraud in progress after observing on camera a female putting clothing items from the store into a shopping bag.

The female suspect arrived with another woman, according to the report, but the other woman was not seen taking any items.

According to the report, after the suspect saw one police officer enter the store, she placed the shopping bag under a rack of clothes and left, but was stopped by a different officer on scene who was waiting outside the store. 

Police say the suspect gave the officers a wrong name and then admitted that she had been planning on stealing some of the items in the bag.

When police retrieved the bag left in the store, they found items from Old Navy with no receipt. The suspect admitted to taking those clothing items valued at more than $45.

Police say there was 33 items from the Gap found in the shopping bag, valued at more than $600.

The suspect was transported to the Livingston County Jail without incident.

Suspects Steal 200 Cases of Beer worth $3,000 from Fenton Store

Suspects have stolen as many as 200 cases of beer worth more than $3,000 from the Fenton Walmart, according to police.

Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said that store security reported the thefts on Dec. 14 and told police two suspects had come into the store on several dates and took cases of Budweiser and Bud Light. Aro said security officials believe a second suspect has taken additional items from the store.

Aro said the beer thief has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

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