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.READ MORE: The Impacts Of Freezing Temperatures, Bitter Blast Of Cold Air On At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits
According to police, retail theft over $1,000 is considered a felony in Pennsylvania.READ MORE: Water Main Break Closes Route 65 Southbound In Beaver County
Police say this isn’t unusual this time of year. Shoplifters will reportedly use the “holiday shopping rush” to blend in and commit thefts.
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In the Facebook post, the Bethel Park Police Department says they will “actively arrest and prosecute shoplifters.”