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Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Over $1,300 Worth Of Merchandise From Local Macy's

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (KDKA) - A man was arrested for allegedly trying to steal $1,300 worth of merchandise from a local Macy's.

On Facebook, the Bethel Park Police Department say they arrested 47-year-old Albert Swoope from McKeesport for retail theft. Officers say he was trying to steal over $1,300 worth of merchandise from Macy's.

ARREST: Officers recently arrested Albert Swoope, 47, of McKeesport, for felony Retail Theft, after allegedly trying to...

Posted by Bethel Park Police Department on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

According to police, retail theft over $1,000 is considered a felony in Pennsylvania.

Police say this isn't unusual this time of year. Shoplifters will reportedly use the "holiday shopping rush" to blend in and commit thefts.

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(Photo Credit: Bethel Park Police Department)

In the Facebook post, the Bethel Park Police Department says they will "actively arrest and prosecute shoplifters."

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