Friday, March 22, 2013
A man and woman removed security device, got past loss prevention officers and drove away from Lower Macungie Walmart before being caught on the interstate, troopers report.
For a time, it looked as if a pair of alleged shoplifters had made all of the right moves. First, they removed the security detection device from a computer they wanted to steal at Walmart in Lower Macungie Township, according to state police at Fogelsville. Next, they fled after being confronted by loss prevention officers, and they even made it a few miles up the road before being stopped for good. Events began for Donald and Heather MacGillivray, 29 and 32 respectively, of Flemington, N.J., about 4:05 p.m. March 16 inside the store at 1091 Mill Creek Road. They removed the security device and put the computer into their cart, police said. They added a few items and attempted to leave without paying, police said. The pair eluded security…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The tools were removed from security packaging and shoplifted from the Lower Macungie store, troopers report.
When it comes to getting power tools at a bargain price, some enterprising shopper knew the drill. In fact, they knew two drills. That's what they made off with recently from Sears Hardware in Lower Macungie Township: two DeWalt power drills, according to state police at Fogelsville. And the special low, low price? Free. Police said it was discovered at 9:32 a.m. Jan. 22 that two drills were removed during a retail theft from their security packaging and stolen from the store at 7150 Hamilton Blvd. No value was given for the two drills. Anyone who might have seen someone removing these items is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
State troopers say that pair attempted to steal $718.52 in merchandise from Walmart in Lower Macungie.
For a time, two Allentown shoppers were having quite an afternoon of it at Walmart in Lower Macungie Township, according to police. Migdalia Fontanez and Juan Gabriel Alvarado, both 31, were shopping in the 1091 Mill Creek Road store about 2:30 p.m. Jan. 6, according to state police at Fogelsville. It would seem that they either had expensive tastes or found quite a few things to their liking as police said the total value of items they were "interested in" was $718.52. And that would have been a nice sale for Walmart as well. Problem was, according to police, that the pair didn't intend to pay for the merchandise. The value of the alleged shoplifting attempt was impressive, but falls far short of the total amount of an attempt June 12 in …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Man successfully fled Lower Macungie store, but was caught when he returned for the car he left in the parking lot, troopers report.
Looking to save a few bucks? Skip the expense of the action movies and video games once in a while and keep your eyes open at Walmart in Lower Macungie Township. Those in the parking lot about 10:50 p.m. Jan. 6 certainly got their money's worth. Trouble began when Joseph Sterling Williams, 19, of Northampton fled the 1091 Mill Creek Road store without paying for a $98 soundbar, according to state police at Fogelsville. He was stopped outside by security and taken to a store office. Eventually, he successfully fled the store by elbowing a security official in the stomach and running toward Lower Macungie Road, police said. Williams might have gotten away, but he returned to get his car from the parking lot, police said. He drove away …
Friday, December 28, 2012
After taking nearly $170 in merchandise from the Lower Macungie store the first day, two of the three returned to drive away with more the next, troopers say.
Customer loyalty is one thing, but this is the kind a business doesn't need. Same goes for customers who bring their own bags. Rather thoughtful, you might think. Officials believe these attributes can be credited to some of the same people who recently shopped at the Giant store in Lower Macungie Township on consecutive days. But instead of nominating them for Customer of the Month, these shoppers won't be welcomed back anytime soon. The reason? Store officials believe that some of these "shoppers" conspired to steal from them two days in a row. State police at Fogelsville said three people -- a man and woman in their 20s or 30s -- plus a 54-year-old man listed as being from Allentown placed some items worth $169.69 in reusable shopping …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Lower Macungie store has been site of some big-ticket thefts and attempts this summer.
Another contestant briefly entered the arena recently at Wal-Mart, but bowed out before completing the match. Several police reports this summer have outlined thefts and attempted thefts of big-ticket items from the Lower Macungie Township store at 1091 Mill Creek Road. The latest? An unidentified shopper who walked out of the store with a television valued at $262.88. This time, however, the shopper bailed out of the attempt, leaving the television set in the parking lot. No word of whether Loss Prevention employees had any impact on that decision, but it's a good bet. According to state police at Fogelsville, someone took the television without paying at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and left it in the parking lot. They escaped without being caught.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Retail theft charges at Lower Mac store escalate because he had an active bench warrant for other offense, officials say.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A Berks County man chose an inopportune time to select his own sale at a Lower Macungie Wal-Mart, and he found himself back behind bars as a result, according to police. Thomas Kaiser, 24, of Bechtelsville "failed to pay full retail price" for $1,082.38 worth of merchandise at 5 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Lower Macungie store at 1091 Mill Creek Road, according to state police at Fogelsville. The report was not specific, but that terminology often means that a suspect has switched the price tag with one of a lower price. Kaiser was charged with retail theft, but that wasn't where his troubles ended. According to police, Kaiser also was wanted on an active bench warrant from Montgomery County. That bit of information got him a return visit to …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Woman tries to make off with televisions, laptops and other merchandise from the Lower Mac Supercenter, police say.
There seems to be a new leader in the apparent contest to see who can steal the most valuable merchandise from the Wal-Mart in Lower Macungie Township. The major problem for the unofficial new champion is that her alleged exploits became publicly known through police reports, meaning some negative consequences are the likely result. According to state police at Fogelsville, Morgan Mae Williams, 19, of Easton found a good deal of success June 12 while picking out items of interest at Wal-Mart. Williams selected several televisions, laptop computers and other unspecified items totaling $2,011.71, police said. However, when she attempted to leave the store about 6:40 p.m. without paying, police said, the shopping spree took a decidedly …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Police say second man in three weeks tried to walk out of Lower Mac Wal-Mart without paying for cooling units.
As summer officially approaches, temperatures are heating up and so is the interest in air-conditioners. It's important to note the distinction between having an interest in air-conditioners and having an interest in paying for the air-conditioners, as is evident by the second of two incidents involving retail theft charges being brought at Wal-Mart in Lower Macungie. At 6 a.m. May 30, Jonathan Hernandez Rodriguez, 36, of Allentown put an air-conditioner and air purifier in his cart and walked out of the store at 1091 Mill Creek Road, according to state police at Fogelsville. Problem was, he didn't pay for the items. Not content with the results of the first visit, he soon returned to the store, picked out another air-conditioner and again…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Brief report tells of attempt to take nearly $300 worth from Lower Macungie department store.
The police report was brief. You might say that it contained little more than the bare essentials. But, stripping away the few extra words that appeared, these were the basics: A 21-year-old Macungie man attempted to steal $298.95 worth of men's underwear about 3:30 May 18 from Kohl's Department Store, 6900 Hamilton Blvd. in Lower Macungie, according to state police at Fogelsville. He was charged with retail theft.