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]