Holiday Shoplifting Patrols Make Nearly 270 Arrests

From today's Fairfax Extra:

County police said they arrested 269 people and recovered about $111,000 in stolen merchandise and cash as part of a holiday crackdown on shoplifting.

The Christmas anti-theft teams worked undercover at area shopping malls to identify and arrest people on shoplifting charges. The breakdown:

· From Nov. 24 through Jan. 5, the McLean District police station said, 73 people were arrested, 175 criminal charges were filed and $67,778 was recovered in merchandise and cash.

· From Nov. 18 through Jan. 6, the Franconia District Station recorded 95 arrests, 148 criminal charges filed and $11,966 in recovered merchandise and cash.

· From Nov. 23 through Jan. 3, the Fair Oaks District Station recorded 101 arrests, 101 criminal charges filed and $31,498 in recovered merchandise and cash.

By  |  February 2, 2006; 1:02 PM ET  | Category:  Crime
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