Three females – one of them a 14-year-old Akron girl – were arrested this week after a loss prevention agent watched the trio perform the grab-and-go theft of $3,620 worth of merchandise.
An agent at the department store called at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 12 to report that he was watching three suspected shoplifters on surveillance cameras. He said the suspects were in the store earlier and had stolen several items.
The agent then saw the suspects select “large amounts of merchandise” and run out the store’s north doors, getting into a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe that was parked there waiting for them.
Seven Fairlawn officers surrounded the SUV and the occupants attempted to flee. Police, however, stopped them and took them into custody. Police found the stolen merchandise, with a combined value of $3,620, inside the vehicle and returned it to the store.
Police cited the SUV driver for driving under suspension and she was released. The Tahoe was towed away.
The Macy’s agent arrived at the scene and identified the three shoplifting suspects, who were taken to the Fairlawn Police Department.
The 14-year-old girl was charged with felony theft and misrepresentation of identity, a misdemeanor, and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center in Akron. The other two women, both 20, one from Akron and the other from Toledo, were charged with felony theft and were booked into the Summit County Jail in Akron.