NSPD: Charges expected in $1K shoplifting

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

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WOOD) — Two women are expected to face charges of retail fraud after allegedly shoplifting  from a Kohl’s.

A Friday release from the Norton Shores Police Department said it has interviewed both suspects — a 29-year-old from Muskegon and a 25-year-old from Spring Lake — and is requesting retail fraud charges against both.

The alleged shoplifting happened March 26 at the Kohl’s on Harvey Street in Norton Shores. The women had three young children with them when they allegedly stole more than $1,000 in merchandise, police say.

Both were captured on surveillance camera. Their images were released to the public on April 5. Within minutes, the Norton Shores Police Department says, they had received tips that helped them identify the suspects.

One of the suspects was interviewed April 5 and the other was interviewed later, NSPD says. Their names are being withheld pending arraignment.

NSPD says it has located and is holding most of the stolen property as evidence.

“The Norton Shores Police Department would like to thank area media outlets for covering this case and everyone who phoned in tips and information. Without your assistance, this crime may not have been solved,” the Friday release says in part.

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