The CVS is
reporting two more shoplifting incidents--on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8 and
9--following an earlier one involving razor blades on Tuesday, Aug. 6,
Chesterton Police said.
police, at 3:49 p.m. Thursday a female entered the store, located at 505 E.
1100N, and lingered for 10 minutes in the medication section of the
pharmacy, “acting suspiciously and catching the attention of one of the
pharmacists.” She then fled the store, activating the anti-theft alarm on
going out the door, and leaving the scene in a small gray vehicle with an
Illinois license plate, police said.
determined that she took with her 11 boxes of Zantac and 12 of Pepcid
Complete--both antacids--with a total value of $479.27.
shows the woman entering the store “carrying a nearly empty purse,” police
said. On her way out “the purse appears much larger.” The suspect was
described as a Hispanic or light-skinned black female.
Then, at 4:22 p.m.
Friday two male subjects entered the store, one of them with a backpack, and
walked directly to the aisle where the over-the-counter Prilosec--also an
antacid--is located. After questioning an employee about a bottle of
spray-on Linocane, they left the store, again activating the anti-theft
discovered that they’d stolen 14 boxes of Prilosec with a total value of
$398.86, police said.
One of the men was
described as a black male, wearing blue jeans and a white tee-shirt with
“USA” across the front; the other as an Hispanic male wearing dark-colored
basketball shorts, a gray tee-shirt, a gray hat, and sunglasses. No
information about their vehicle was available.
At 9:06 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 6, two male subjects entered the CVS and stole 40 packs of
razors valued at $1,171.76.