Aggressive shoplifter arrested

A theft and burglary were reported yesterday to Sunnyside police, along with two shoplifting incidents, one of which turned aggressive and resulted in an arrest.

Both shoplifting incidents happened at Wal-Mart.

After allegedly watching a woman cut the plastic wrapping on two DVDs, remove them and conceal them in her purse, the store's loss prevention officer attempted to stop her, but she jumped into a blue, Dodge Neon and left. The police have the license number of her vehicle and are continuing to investigate the theft, which was reported at 12:45 p.m.

Wal-Mart's assistant manager reported to police at 4:49 p.m. that an uncooperative woman, accused of shoplifting, had been taken into custody, but refused to give her name and had kicked the loss prevention officer. Sunnyside police arrested her and charged her with third degree theft, assault fourth degree and knowingly making a false statement to police.

The theft was reported at 11:08 a.m. by a resident in the 600 block of Fairview Avenue, who told police everything was taken out of his car, possibly during the night. A resident in the 600 block of North 4th Street reported at 5:16 p.m. that, when he returned home, he found that his house had been broken into. No report was available as to what was taken.


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