Blotter: May 31

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

Two Food 4 Less employees arrested in connection with retail theft from employer

Evanston police arrested two Food 4 Less employees in west Evanston on Wednesday in connection with a retail theft scheme.

On three separate occasions, the employees worked together to steal nearly $150 worth of merchandise from the store, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. One employee would ring up items that the other employee brought to the counter, but no money was ever paid for the goods, Parrott said. The employees stole items on May 11 and 19 before their most recent theft Wednesday, after which they were arrested.

Police arrested the employees, ages 26 and 22, at Food 4 Less, 2400 Main St. The employees, both Chicago residents, are scheduled to appear in court June 26.

— Ciara McCarthy

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