Police seek help identifying thievesPublished 12:20am Saturday, May 3, 2014
The Troy Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in identifying two people suspected of stealing merchandise from the Piggly Wiggly located on U.S. Highway 231 South.
According to information released by Chief Jimmy Ennis, a white woman and black man stole merchandise from the grocery store on two separate occasions, April 9 and April 24.
“They made it out before employees were able to confront them and get their merchandise back, but they pulled the video surveillance and observed the suspects stealing,” said Sgt. Bryan Weed of Troy PD.
The stolen merchandise was valued at less than $200, making the crime theft of property third degree, a misdemeanor. Weed said the suspects had most likely stolen from other area businesses and would continue to do so if not apprehended.
“I know it’s a misdemeanor theft and it’s not a lot of money, but it’s their property and they deserve the right to press charges against them,” he said. “We’re asking for help identifying them to provide that business with the opportunity to press charges.”
To identify either of the suspects, contact the Troy Police Department at 566-0500; Troy PD Secret Witness line at 566-5555; or Crime Stoppers at 215-STOP.