From the Harvard Police Department:
RETAIL THEFT / WARRANT ARREST
On 12-30-18 at 0800 hrs, a Walmart Employee (m-52 yoa), 21101 McGuire Rd, Harvard reported an unknown male subject had removed a battery, oil pan and several unknown food items from the store without paying.
As a result of the investigation at 1125 hrs, Shawn A Bridgeman (m-30 yoa), 11416 Rt 14, Harvard was arrested for Retail Theft.
Bridgeman was also arrested on a McHenry County Failure to Appear Warrant for a previous Driving While License Revoked charge.
Bridgeman posted $150.00 bond for the Retail Theft charge and was released with a court date of 01-30-19 at 1330 hrs and posted $300.00 bond for the warrant and was released with a court date of 01-24-19 at 0900 hrs.
On 01-02-19 at 1358 hrs, a Walmart Employee (m-52 yoa), 21101 McGuire Rd, Harvard reported over the past few weeks two unknown males have purchased several big screen TV’s, removed the electronic components from inside and return the TV stating it does not work. Under Investigation
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Of possible interest is that while Harvard reports stores from which stuff is stolen, Crystal Lake and Huntley do not.
Endemic and pronounced shoplifting in certain ‘communities’ affects the bottom line so much that the corporate owners of such places opt to flee and close down the stores.
Exhibit A: https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/marshalls-closing-two-south-side-stores/
“Discount retailer Marshalls will be permanently closing two stores on the South Side within a week.
Marshalls had notified the state weeks before that it will be closing its Back of the Yards store, 1422 W. 47th St., and its Morgan Park location, 11620 S. Marshfield Ave., that is inside Marshfield Plaza.
Layoffs will affect over 100 employees. Marshalls is an off-price clothing chain run by TJX Companies Inc.
Marshfield Plaza isn’t only losing Marshalls at the start of the New Year, but it is also set to lose a Target store in February.”
“Of possible interest is that while Harvard reports stores from which stuff is stolen, Crystal Lake and Harvard do not.” Did you mean Huntley does not Cal?
You can bet ALL stores have stuff stolen, reported or not.