News Flash: Someone Will Probably Notice If You Try To Wheel A Jewelry Case Out Of Kmart

While we’ve heard of suspected shoplifters obscuring pilfered items on their person in unique ways in an attempt at subterfuge, police in Kingsport, TN say one woman accused of trying to steal from a local Kmart cut right to the chase in her effort, as she allegedly attempted to wheel an entire jewelry case out of the store.

According to police, a Kmart loss prevention officer allegedly witnessed a woman with wire cutters in the jewelry section of the Kmart store, reports the Kingsport Times-News.

She’s suspected of cutting a security cable attached to the countertop display to keep it from wandering away, and then loading the entire thing into her “buggy,” the police report says, which could mean a shopping cart or stroller.

The three-foot glass case contained about $9,250 worth of earrings, with 37 pair inside each valued at $249.99. Police say she then wheeled it out the front doors, only to be stopped in the breezeway and taken to an office to wait for police to arrive on the scene.

She’s now been charged with theft of property over $1,000 and vandalism.

KPD: Brazen thief buggies jewelry case out of Kmart [Kingsport Times-News]