Eight arrested for alleged shoplifting at Walmart

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HAZLE TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — State police say eight people have been arrested after being accused of shoplifting at a Walmart in Luzerne County.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, troopers responded to Walmart in Hazle Township in February and March for separate shoplifting incidents.

On Feb. 24 around 11 p.m., troopers were called to a reported shoplifting incident. Police say a 50-year-old Mount Carmel woman entered Walmart and exchanged multiple lower value price tags for higher value items.

Then, on February 27 around 10:40 p.m., troopers were called to arrest a 25-year-old Hazleton City woman who stole $78.29 worth of items.

Two days later, on February 29, around 4:30 p.m., police said a 26-year-old Beaver Meadows woman stole $143.54 worth of clothing. Four hours later, at 8:40 p.m., troopers returned to Walmart after they say a 25-year-old Hazleton man stole $148.36 worth of magic cards and hygiene products. Finally, at 11 p.m. the same day, a 19-year-old Hazleton woman was caught shoplifting.

PSP said on March 2 around 7 p.m., troopers were called to a 24-year-old Hazleton man who had stolen a cell phone.

A day later, on March 3, around 7:45 p.m., troopers stated that an 18-year-old Berwick girl had failed to pay for several food items valued at $62.29.

Then, on March 5 around 11 p.m., PSP said a 21-year-old Hazleton woman was caught stealing $123.24 worth of merchandise from Walmart.

All eight suspects have been charged in court.

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