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3 Arrested for Stealing $800 in Merchandise

Three Washington men in their 20s were arrested over the weekend after they stole about $800 in merchandise from JCPenney at Capital Mall, charging documents show.

All three were arrested on suspicion of second-degree organized retail theft. Two of them also were booked on suspicion of first-degree criminal impersonation and forgery for using fake names during the investigation and booking process.

According to charging documents, A JCPenney loss prevention officer told police that two men stole about $800 in merchandise, then fled from the store to a waiting Toyota Corolla, which nearly struck another vehicle in the parking lot before leaving in the direction of Yauger Park, the charging documents read. Police eventually stopped the vehicle in the area of Exit 111 and I-5. The loss prevention officer was called to the scene to identify… The Olympian

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