Police: Alleged shoplifters identified

Surveillance photos from Kohl's of the shoplifting suspects and their minivan, from Norton Shores police. (March 26, 2014)
Surveillance photos from Kohl's of the shoplifting suspects and their minivan, from Norton Shores police. (March 26, 2014)

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WOOD) — The Norton Shores Police Department says two women accused of shoplifting more than $1,000 in merchandise were identified within minutes of information being released to the public.

The women allegedly took the items from the Kohl’s on Harvey Street in Norton Shores on March 26, NSPD said. The women, both of whom were captured on surveillance camera, had three young children with them at the time.

(Surveillance photo of one of the suspects)
(Surveillance photo of one of the suspects)

Authorities released information about the shoplifting, suspects and their vehicle on Friday.

“The suspects were identified within minutes of the media release,” a Monday release reads in part.

Both suspects are cooperating, police say.

One of the suspects has already been located and interviewed. The second is expected to speak with investigators soon.

Police say they have recovered some of the shoplifted merchandise.

The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office has not yet issued charges against the women. Their names are being withheld pending formal charges and arraignment.

“The Norton Shores Police Department wishes to thank the media and the public for their assistance in identifying the retail fraud suspects,” the Monday release says.

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