Two Chicago women were caught with a little more than $6,000 in merchandise stolen in a single day from three Walgreens pharmacies in Frankfort and Mokena, said.
Brittany K. Griggs, 24, of the 1000 block of East 80th Avenue in Chicago, and Maurika D. Jackson, 25, of the 7400 block of South Claremont Avenue, were arrested Sunday, Aug. 12, on felony retail theft charges. The two women were booked in to Will County Jail, where they are still being held on $25,000 bond each. Their next court date is Sept. 4.
A member of staff at its store at LaGrange Road and U.S. Route 30 called around 11:30 a.m. Sunday after a customer witnessed Griggs and Jackson stealing items from the store, said Deputy Chief Kevin Keegan. Officers reviewed the store's security video and witnessed the two women putting merchandise into Walgreens bags they had brought with them, he said. Police were able to identify the women's vehicle as a green Ford Explorer with gold trim and had police dispatch alert other officers in the area to be on the lookout for it, Keegan said.
At around the same time, police responded to a theft call from the that might have involved the same Ford Explorer, Keegan said.
Officers eventually caught sight of Griggs and Jackson in the 9400 block of Lincoln Highway and pulled them over, Keegan said. During the traffic stop, the officers were told the two women also might have been involved in a theft at the , Keegan added.
Employees from the LaGrange and Rt. 30 store identified Griggs and Jackson, and the stolen merchandise, which totaled a little more than $6,000 between the three stores, was recovered, Keegan said.
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