Police: Couple brought child on shoplift spree

Surveillance photos of couple sought in shoplifting spree at the Blackwood Kmart on April, 1, 2013.
Surveillance photos of couple sought in shoplifting spree at the Blackwood Kmart on April, 1, 2013. (Gloucester Township Police)
Posted: April 05, 2013

Attention Kmart shoppers, Gloucester Township police need your help solving an April Fool's Day heist.

A couple who arrived April 1 pushing a toddler in a shopping car, left with a five-finger discount instead of a "blue light special."

A surveillance video captured by the retailer at it's location in 1400 block Blackwood Clementon Road was posted by police on You Tube hoping to identify the thieves.

The couple is seen entering the store with the toddler. In the electronics department, the male gets into a locked display case and removes several expensive games, including Xbox Kinect and a Playstation 3. The female is a lookout. The two walked to a different aisle, removed the merchandise from its packaging and placed the items in the cart.

At the end of the video, the male is seen pushing the child out of the store with the woman following. Police said the games were concealed in the cart, under a coat. The store reported a loss of $1,444.64.


Contact staff writer Barbara Boyer at (856) 779-3838, bboyer@phillynews.com, or follow on Twitter @BBBoyer.

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