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Mahoning police ID grocery store shoplifter as Melissa Beer

Published On: Feb 12 2013 03:21:50 PM EST   Updated On: Apr 12 2013 01:54:56 PM EDT
Shoplifting at Giant in Mahoning

Police have identified a shopper who filled her cart with groceries but skipped the checkout line.

The retail theft happened at 6:41 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Giant Food Store on Blakeslee Boulevard in Mahoning Twp., Carbon Co.

Police said 23-year-old Melissa Beer of Lehighton has been arrested and charged with two counts of retail theft.


Surveillance cameras captured video of Beer as she entered the store with an empty cart and then rolled it out about 20 minutes later without paying for any of the groceries she had gathered, police said.