Police investigating after organized retail theft crew targets local CVS and Walgreens

Authorities are actively investigating a series of organized retail thefts that have resulted in significant losses for local CVS and Walgreens stores. The thefts, orchestrated by a group of three young females, have led to the theft of over $16,000 worth of products.

According to the Cumru Township Police Department, the group operates a light-colored Toyota Sienna. Their method involves one member acting as a lookout or distracting store employees while the other two individuals commit the theft. The primary targets of these thefts have been cosmetics and skincare products.

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The theft crew is believed to be responsible for at least two other incidents in Lancaster County, each time utilizing similar tactics. The total estimated loss from these thefts has prompted a call for public assistance in identifying the suspects.

Authorities are urging anyone with information related to these incidents or the identities of the suspects to come forward. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Alert Berks County, with the possibility of cash rewards up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by: Calling 1-877-373-9913. Downloading the ALERTBERKS app on a mobile device. Texting tips to 847411, starting the message with ALERTBERKS.

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The police department has also released photos of the suspects and the vehicle involved, hoping that the public’s assistance will lead to a swift resolution of the case.

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