A 51-year-old man was caught "rare-handed" by security when he tried to stroll out of the supermarket with four steaks shoved down his pants on July 31. The prime cuts were valued at $64. Needless to say, the steaks were not returned to the butcher shelves. The man was cited for theft.
Double grand theft auto
A K & H Wholesale employee probably experienced some disbelief when he realized not one, but two cars had been stolen from the car lot. According to a July 30 report, an unknown number of thieves cruised away with a silver 2003 Ford Taurus and a green 1994 Mazda Protégé. Estimated loss: $6,500.
On July 31, an audacious thief reached into a man’s parked car, stole his wallet and fled. The boldness came into play given the man was sitting in his car at when the theft occurred. Total loss: $157.
Stolen debit card
A resident from the 1700 block of Newberry Street called police on July 31 when he realized someone had stolen his debit card. The thief didn’t waste time. Six purchases were made in one day totaling $586. Police have a suspect and are investigating.
Cut and run
A woman reported on July 31 that someone slashed all four tires on her SUV parked along the 4200 block of Americana Drive. Estimated damage: $675.