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Police: 3 Walgreens + 2 Women + 1 Day = Nabbed With $6K in Stolen Loot

Brittany Griggs and Maurika Jackson, both of Chicago, face felony retail theft charges after police say they caught the women with goods they stole from three area Walgreens in one day.

Two Chicago women were caught with a little more than $6,000 in merchandise stolen in a single day from three Walgreens pharmacies in Frankfort and Mokena, said.

Brittany K. Griggs, 24, of the 1000 block of East 80th Avenue in Chicago, and Maurika D. Jackson, 25, of the 7400 block of South Claremont Avenue, were arrested Sunday, Aug. 12, on felony retail theft charges. The two women were booked in to Will County Jail, where they are still being held on $25,000 bond each. Their next court date is Sept. 4.

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A member of staff at its store at LaGrange Road and U.S. Route 30 called around 11:30 a.m. Sunday after a customer witnessed Griggs and Jackson stealing items from the store, said Deputy Chief Kevin Keegan. Officers reviewed the store's security video and witnessed the two women putting merchandise into Walgreens bags they had brought with them, he said. Police were able to identify the women's vehicle as a green Ford Explorer with gold trim and had police dispatch alert other officers in the area to be on the lookout for it, Keegan said.

At around the same time, police responded to a theft call from the that might have involved the same Ford Explorer, Keegan said.

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Officers eventually caught sight of Griggs and Jackson in the 9400 block of Lincoln Highway and pulled them over, Keegan said. During the traffic stop, the officers were told the two women also might have been involved in a theft at the , Keegan added.

Employees from the LaGrange and Rt. 30 store identified Griggs and Jackson, and the stolen merchandise, which totaled a little more than $6,000 between the three stores, was recovered, Keegan said.

 

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NJ August 22, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Tim Gill - go steal in their neighborhood... see what price you pay. I'm telling you they come out ahead when they they steal in ours. Jesus... you're a block buster! Not bitin...
christy August 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM
It's not racial profiling. Really? These 2 are a reason why there is racial profiling. They were found with the merchandise. What if they had done it in Chicago? Would it be racial profiling then? They drove out to the burbs with walgreens bags. What is that?
Concerned Citizen August 31, 2012 at 01:13 PM
A customer is not law enforcement, but a customer IS a valid witness and is also a valid whistle blower! I have seen people before, of VARIOUS races, stealing in stores, and have reported them to store personnel. When are people going to realize that WE the customers, are the ones who ultimately pay the price through more expensive products when people are allowed to steal? Throw the book at them!
sweet heart September 17, 2012 at 02:18 AM
tHIS SO FUNNY, hOW COME THEY DID NOT HIT sUPER kAMART IT WAS ON THERE WAY ALSO BEFORE THE WALLGREEM:S GOT HIT FIRST. WELL LEAST THERE IN JAIL FOR NOW,
sweet heart September 17, 2012 at 02:19 AM
GO TIM! YEAH HE IS RIGHT, GO GET A JOB! WHY SHOULD YOU STEAL FOR WHAT???

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