Grocery store thefts
Christopher Collins, 42, of Trevose, has been arrested for thefts at two local grocery stores.
At 11 a.m. on Oct. 31, a Lower Southampton Township Police Sergeant was in an unmarked vehicle in the Acme parking lot, located at 105 E. Street Road in Feasterville, when he observed a male entering the Acme, who matched the physical description of two recent retail thefts at the Giant, located at 176 W. Street Road in Feasterville.
The sergeant in plain clothes walked into the Acme and monitored the subject, who quickly pushed a shopping cart with un-bagged merchandise past all points of sale and out of the store without paying. The sergeant made contact with the man and identified himself as police. The man took off running through the parking lot and was apprehended, and the merchandise valued at $224 was recovered.
During this process, the man provided false identification. However, during prisoner processing, his fingerprints resulted in his true identity of Collins. He was also charged with the two prior retail thefts that occurred at Giant on Oct. 16 and 23.
Collins was found to have outstanding arrest warrants out of Adult Probation, the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Creekside laundry theft
Bensalem Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Creekside laundry facility, located at 2500 Knights Road, on Oct. 26, at about 2:45 a.m.
It was reported that two unknown males entered the laundry room, used a tool to pry open the service box machine, and stole cash from the box. They fled the area in a white vehicle.
If you have any information regarding their identities, submit an anonymous tip online at bucks.crimewatchpa.com/bensalempd/ or contact Bensalem Police at 215-633-3719.
Accreditation public comment portal is open
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