2 charged with stealing dresses from Hecht's

September 09, 1994

Two women, one of them an employee at Hecht's in the Marley Station Mall, were arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing more than $600 worth of dresses from the store, county police said.

Peggy Renee Phillips, 34, of the 8000 block of Montague Court in Glen Burnie and Cherie Rene Hammond Brooks, 36, of the 2900 block of Westwood Ave., in the Walbrook neighborhood of Baltimore, were both charged with theft over $300, police said.

The store security manager saw an employee of the store with another woman shortly before 7 p.m. The woman went into a dressing room and the employee brought her some dresses. Later, the employee took security devices off the dresses and pretended to ring up a sale. She then gave the dresses to the woman, who left the store, police said.

The security manager stopped both women and held them for officers, police said.

Purse snatched at parking lot

A Glen Burnie woman had her purse snatched Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Sun Valley Shopping Center, county police said.

Gladys Mae Case, 69, told police she had just put some groceries in her car around 4 p.m. when a young man walked up to her and asked her for the time. When she turned to look at her watch, the man snatched the purse from her arm and ran from the shopping center in the 7900 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., police said.

Mrs. Case's husband chased the man but was unable to catch him. Mrs. Case lost her keys, glasses, driver's license, two credit cards, checkbook and $21 in the theft, police said.

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