Shoplifting costs stores and consumers billions each year

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Nothing sucks like a vacuum cleaner theft.

Reports indicate a woman entered the JC Penny Store on Old Fort Parkway and stole a Red Shark Vacuum Cleaner. After stealing the vacuum, she fled in one of two cars seen leaving the area. Police wrote in a report that she was either in a gray Dodge Charger or a white SUV of some kind.

The woman was said to be in her mid-twenties and weighed about 130 pounds. She stands about 5 foot 5.

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So far, she has not been caught.

Shoplifting costs companies $44 billion annually, according to a 2014 report by the National Trade Federation. Of course, a loss of that caliber hits the pocketbook of shoppers too.

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During an unrelated theft in Murfreesboro two men entered the Electronic Express store, which is also on Old Fort Parkway, and stole a laptop computer. One of the two subjects put the computer under his shirt on Tuesday afternoon and fled the area on foot.

The duo has yet to be apprehended.

Source:

MPD Report #16-1246
MPD Report #16-1257

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