A thief helping himself to car batteries recently outside the Walmart either decided to take it a little easy on the Lower Macungie Township retailer or didn't realize that the items were used.
Either way, he made off with approximately 45 used vehicle batteries at about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 19, according to state police at Fogelsville.
The incident follows the Dec. 20 theft of 30-40 batteries at the same store. Police at the time did not specify whether those batteries were new or used and they did not provide a value.
In the most recent incident, police said that a white Penske van pulled up to a storage area behind the store at 1091 Mill Creek Road. The van was quickly loaded and left.
Despite the fact that the batteries were used, they still had an estimated value of $360, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.