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GP Police Arrested Man for Stealing Groceries from Safeway Supermarket

Grants Pass Police arrested a man for stealing groceries from the south Safeway store early yesterday.

According to the Police Department, officers responded to the shoplifting call at the store in the Williams Highway Plaza on Tuesday at about 9:30 a.m..

Police said a 64-year-old male subject entered Safeway, selected more than $246 worth of items, passed all points of sale and exited the store without paying. They said he was identified through video surveillance and prior contacts with law enforcement. He had been arrested before for stealing from the same store.

Officers tracked down the man at his residence, recovered the grocery items and placed him into custody. He admitted to taking the food without paying for it, but told an officer that an employee allowed him to steal it because it was a write-off for the store.

The suspect was charged with 2nd-Degree Theft and lodged without bail at the Josephine County Jail. He was also trespassed from the south Safeway.
Posted on 5/22/24 11:33AM by Sam Marsh