LIMERICK PA – Three Philadelphia area women, two of whom reportedly were wanted by other law enforcement agencies, were apprehended at the start of the Labor Day weekend by Limerick Police Department officers and accused of retail theft at stores in the Philadelphia Premium Outlets on West Lightcap Road, according to the department Facebook page.
Ofcs. Kevin McGuigan and Patrick Murphy were called to the outlets Thursday (Aug. 31, 2017), Montgomery County court docket sheets indicate, just as the busy shopping weekend got under way. A retailer representative filed a theft report and described three women who allegedly were stealing merchandise.
The officers scoured the outlet parking lots, then spotted and stopped the women as they attempted to leave in a single vehicle, the department said. “During the ensuing investigation, the officers recovered from within the vehicle $1,042 in stolen merchandise from various stores,” it added.
All were arrested. Police identified them as Lakisha Hayes, 39; Chanelle Wilson, 26; and Tashena Speights, 40. Hayes and Wilson were charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property, court documents stated. A docket sheet relating charges against and disposition of Speights was not immediately available. “Speights and Hayes were found to already have active arrest warrants for retail theft,” the department claimed.
Hayes and Wilson were unable to post bail and confined to the county prison, the court noted. They are scheduled for preliminary hearings on Sept. 22 in Limerick.
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