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Man Caught Stealing $92 Gloves, Police Say

Also in this week's blotter: a man cited for DUI tells police the beer in his cupholder belongs to a family member.

Lower Merion police reported the following incidents to news media at a Tuesday briefing. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

Theft: A Bala Cynwyd Starbucks employee had $1,025 in cash, checks and credit cards stolen while working on Feb. 11, police said. Sometime between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., a red wallet was taken from the storage room where the victim had left her purse; taken was $50 cash, three checks totaling $917 and credit cards, which were used at a Fresh Grocer and McDonalds, police said. 

Retail theft: A 66-year-old Philadelphia man is facing charges of retail theft after Lord and Taylor store security caught him trying to remove tags from several items he had not paid for, police said. Security saw the man enter the men’s department around 6:38 p.m. on Feb. 13, remove the price tag and anti-theft device from a $92 pair of gloves and put the gloves on. The man then selected a belt and put it on, and placed a pair of sunglasses in his jacket.

Store security apprehended the man in the store bathroom, after he walked past the register to the bathroom and was found trying to remove the tags from the sunglasses, police said. He will be charged with retail theft and receiving stolen property.

The gloves ($92), sunglasses ($150) and belt ($51.99) were all recovered, according to the report.

DUI: A 33-year-old Philadelphia man was cited for driving under the influence after officers observed him driving erratically on City Avenue at 12:29 a.m. Feb. 15, police said. When pulled over, the man had a 12 oz. can of Yuengling beer in the cupholder closest to him; the man said it belonged to a family member he had dropped off earlier. The man tested at .117 BAC, police said.

Underage drinking: An 18-year-old Villanova student was cited for underage drinking after police were called to 333 City Avenue on report of a possible overdose at 3:15 a.m. Feb. 16, police said. EMS responders were unsuccessful in waking the girl, who was then transported to Lankenau Hospital, where she eventually came to. The 18-year-old student was cited for underage drinking, police said.

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