Shoplifters caught in the act


Two alleged shoplifters will have their day in court this month.

police cuffs

Police say the men went into Wal-Mart in Chatham about 6 p.m. on Family Day, and helped themselves to electronics, cologne and chocolate, concealing it in a backpack, before walking out the store without paying for it.

Store security apprehended the men outside, and called police. Once inside the store, one man got free and fled on foot, police say, but officers found him a short while later.

An 18-year-old Chatham man faces charges of theft and possession of property obtained by crime.

A 20-year-old Chatham man faces similar charges, plus one of escaping lawful custody.




  1. Shoplifting is a major reason why prices are higher for all of us. It's time to stop pussyfooting around with shoplifters and if caught in the act, don't bother with a trial, give them 60 days hard labor for the first offense, 6 months for the second, and five years for the third.


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