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Dec 6, 2013 5:25 PM by Lupita Murillo

Thieves escape with carts full of goods from midtown Walgreens

TUCSON - Tucson police looking for three people who stole thousands of dollars worth items two weeks ago.

Detectives say the thieves loaded up their carts at Walgreens on First Avenue and Grant Road and even with cameras recording their every move filled their carts to the gill.

Mike Arnold is the store manager, he tells News 4 Tucson's Crime Trackers, the trio fled the store and into a U-Haul truck. He adds an employee was able to get a license plate.

Tucson police were called, and arrived within minutes. Turns out the truck was reported stolen. So they are on the lookout for the truck and three people.

News 4 Tucson's Crime Trackers obtained the surveillance video from Tucson police. It shows two women walked into the Walgreens. A man followed, and between the three, stole cosmetics, electronics, and laundry detergent.

The thieves were in the store about 30 minutes, the store manager says they were organized, and distracted employees. " We've seen the technique before but just not to this extent."

The cost of their shopping spree will now be paid by you and me. Arnold says, "For every stolen item you have to sell 35, to make up the difference in price. And with the amount of stuff they had it would be a lot of 35's."

U of A student Priscilla Favela shops at Walgreens she's among those who will end up paying. "It's not fair,we have to pay, because some idiots decided to steal for their own personal gain ."
She has a message for the three, "Get a real job."

Police say, the man left thru the exit door, sounding off the alarm, the women ran out the front, all of them got into a U-Haul truck and left.
If you have information you are urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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