Police Blotter: Teen Runs Out On Tab After Cab Ride From The Lake To Alton Park; Sears Bra Thief Planned Half-Price Sale

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A teen ran off without paying his tab after getting a taxi lift from the 5600 block of Lake Resort Terrace to Alton Park.

Cab driver Edwin Ammons said the youth was about 15 or 16, 5'6" and 130 pounds. He had a jacket with a hoodie and had on a backpack.

He asked to be taken to W. 36th Street.

When he arrived, he said he needed to get to an ATM to be able to pay the bill. He ran off and did not come back with the cash.

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Abraham Church of Fontaine Woods on Mountain Creek Road said he recalls distinctly locking his vehicle using his fob.

However, someone was able to get inside and make off with over $2,000 in items. The loss included his $750 radio/ DVD player, $600 radar detector, $200 GPS, $100 in cash, $350 in tools and a $150 micrometer.

The thief did $300 in damage to his dashboard.

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Officials of Dick's Sporting Goods said a female employee was caught embezzling from the firm on video. 

Officials said the clerk would take out cash on refund transactions and put the money in her pocket.

They said they knew of $703.88 that had been misappropriated, but the girl said it was more like $1,300.

She was to be charged with theft over $500.

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A loss prevention specialist at Sears at Hamilton Place Mall said he spotted a man stealing some bras and trying to get out without paying.

He said when he confronted the man he tried to run off.

Adam Miller, who was cited to court for shoplifting, said he planned to sell the bras to a female at half price.



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