Trio of women caught stealing from hypermarkets with a baby carriage


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The PSP found that the food was the result of thefts in the cities of Leiria, Nazaré and Alcobaça.

Three women, aged 33, 45 and 54, were arrested last Tuesday for the crime of stealing food products from hypermarkets using a baby carriage.

According to a statement released to Notícias ao Minuto, the Public Security Police (PSP) said that, following a tip-off, “a device was immediately set up on the ground which enabled the suspects to be intercepted, even though they were not in possession of any items, as they had already hidden them”.

“After carrying out some investigative measures, it was later possible, at 7.20pm, to intercept the women in question driving a car,” and “several food products without any proof of payment” were found in the trunk and inside the car, the police note reads.

After seizing the products, the PSP was able to ascertain that the foodstuffs were the result of thefts in the cities of Leiria, Nazaré and Alcobaça. Fifty-two packages of salmon fish steaks, twenty-one packages of ham and some cheeses, among other products, were seized.

The stolen goods were valued at around 800 euros and returned to the hypermarket.

“It should be noted that the suspects used a baby carriage to conceal the products, which were covered with a cloth, simulating the transportation of a baby, passing the checkout lines to the outside without making any payment,” said the PSP.

All the suspects were made defendants and subjected to an Identity and Residence Term, but they will be released and the case will be investigated.

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi

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