Saginaw Township shoplifter sting nets over 30 arrests
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Police say some of the 30 suspects arrested in a shoplifting sting in Saginaw Township, were expected to face a judge Monday.
Saginaw Township Police say $4,500 in stolen merchandise has been returned to retailers, mainly in the Bay and Titabawassee shopping area.
In the above police photo, a woman is shown walking out of a store with stolen merchandise, then being surrounded by officers both on foot and in unmarked cars.
The crackdown on shoplifters was set up at several stores including Target, Walmart, Sears and Kohl's.
Police say the officers took quick action to nab the thieves.
"When a loss prevention officer has a crime committed in their store, there is an immediate police response. The police take some notes and in Saginaw Township, we take all of our shoplifters to jail,” said Saginaw Township Police Lieutenant Rick Herren.
Herren also says one group of thieves suspected police were onto them at one store at Fashion Square Mall.
So, they moved across the street to another store.
When something seemed fishy there, they gave up and came back the next day.
But police were ready.
Each time they wanted Nike merchandise.
They were also arrested and taken to jail.