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May 18, 2011 1:44 PM

Shoplifting suspects caught in TPD round-up identified

TUCSON - Tucson Police Department has released the identities and more information on over a dozen people arrested during a round-up of larceny suspects conducted earlier this month - mostly for misdemeanor shoplifting charges.

Reports of minor theft incidents rose 286 percent in 2010, from 1,638 reported cases in 2009 to 6,324 cases in the next year. As a result, TPD's Property Crimes Division developed a work group to research the issue and work to reduce the overall number of larcenies, according to a release from the department.

On the afternoon of May 10, TPD personnel assigned to a suspect round-up operation made 17 arrests, clearing about $11,000 in outstanding bonds. Arrests were split fairly equally beween men and women, the release states, with the majority being charged with misdemeanor shoplifting.

Check out the image for complete information on the identities, ages and charges of 16 of the arrested suspects.

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