TWO Walgreens buyers stole over $1,000 worth of merchandise using sneaky tactics known as “garbage bag” and “bottomless purse” tricks.
A Walgreens location in Charlotte Hall, Maryland was hit by thieves twice in one week.
On August 17, a woman entered the store and packed several items into a shoulder bag before leaving.
The woman wore a blue face mask, black jacket and jeans.
She had long blackand was seen carrying a large black shopping bag containing all the stolen items.
After committing the crime, the woman was last seen walking toward the nearby Wendy’s parking lot.
Just days later, on August 20, a man with money in hand entered the same Walgreens.
The man walked into the soapy aisle, seemingly removed trash bags from his pockets, and began packing in several items from the shelves.
Afterwards, he left the store without paying anything and was last seen walking to Wendy’s parking lot like the woman before.
Security camera footage showed the man wearing a black hoodie with a red shirt and gray shorts underneath.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of any of these suspects is asked to contact Deputy A. Tasciotti or call extension 301-475-4200. 8151.
Calls can also provide information to Crime Solvers 24 hours a day at 301-475-3333 or text Crime Solvers at 274637.
The crimes come as Walgreens is expected to close another store this week as the retailer closes 150 stores.
A location in Berkeley, California will close permanently at 2:00 p.m. on August 23, the chain has confirmed to a local store Berkeleyside.
The building will be demolished to make way for a new block of flats that will be the tallest in the city.
According to Berkeleyside, many of the shelves at Walgreens are already empty, and sales of up to 50 are underway.
Customers will have their prescriptions shipped to a nearby Walgreens, where a pharmacy will open shortly.
After the closure, there will be only three Walgreens in the city.