BETHEL PARK, Pa. (KDKA) – A man was arrested for allegedly trying to steal $1,300 worth of merchandise from a local Macy’s.

On Facebook, the Bethel Park Police Department say they arrested 47-year-old Albert Swoope from McKeesport for retail theft. Officers say he was trying to steal over $1,300 worth of merchandise from Macy’s.

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According to police, retail theft over $1,000 is considered a felony in Pennsylvania.

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Police say this isn’t unusual this time of year. Shoplifters will reportedly use the “holiday shopping rush” to blend in and commit thefts.

(Photo Credit: Bethel Park Police Department)

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In the Facebook post, the Bethel Park Police Department says they will “actively arrest and prosecute shoplifters.”