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Shoplifting on rise at Wrentham mall

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Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 12:00 am

WRENTHAM - Local police have been busy apprehending shoplifting suspects at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.

So far this month, there have been six people charged with various crimes at the Route 1A mall.

Three women, including a Mansfield resident, were charged with shoplifting May 8 after they allegedly tried to steal boots from the UGG Store. Detective Lt. William McGrath stopped their car and recovered the boots, according to police.

Shannon Adams, 26, of Roxbury; Taneekia B. Scott, 28, of Lynn, and Kortaysha Scott, 27, of 1502 Francis Ave., in Mansfield, will be summonsed to Wrentham District Court on shoplifting charges, police said.

Last week, a New York man and woman were arrested allegedly trying to purchase gift cards with stolen credit cards.

Marc Richard Brown, 35, and Tamara Baxter, 27, both of Brooklyn, were arrested by officers Steven Saulnier and David Halloway after police were called to the mall.

When police arrived, the suspects had left the customer service area and were being followed by Security Officer Charles McGrath. The suspects were apprehended as they attempted to leave the mall in their car.

Police allege the pair had numerous fraudulent credit cards, identification and stolen merchandise. They were charged with larceny, possession of counterfeit credit cards, receiving stolen property and possession of false Registry of Motor Vehicle documents.

Last Saturday, Patrolman Todd Schwalbe arrested an alleged shoplifter after a foot chase through the mall, across the parking lot and down a steep embankment abutting Interstate 495, according to police.

Bryce D. Brown, 35, of Roxbury, faces charges of larceny, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest in Wrentham District Court.

He was nabbed by Schwalbe after police were called to the Timberland store and was told the suspect had left the store. Schwalbe encountered the suspect carrying several shopping bags at which time the suspect dropped the bags and fled on foot.

DAVID LINTON can be reached at 508-236-0338 or at dlinton@thesunchronicle.com.

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