Third Recent High-Dollar Theft Ends in Arrests

Two men were arrested in the third of three recent high-dollar thefts at Kohl’s. According to Peoria police reports, the trio of thefts do not appear to be related. The first theft at Kohl’s, 4100 W. Willow Knolls Drive, occurred about 2 PM September 18. Five women entered the store and went directly to the children’s clothing area, a police report states. They jammed $3,000 worth of clothes into six large plastic bags, then left.

The security camera in the children’s clothing area was not working. No suspects were reported. Friday, police were called by the store after security cameras showed a theft just after 9 PM the previous night. A man and a woman had entered the store together, then left six minutes later. According to a police report, the woman pushed out a cart full of merchandise — apparently clothing — while “he had two arms full of men’s Levi jeans.” They entered a silver convertible, but… Pekin Daily Times

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