Woman arrested after theft at Hechinger store

November 30, 1994

A Baltimore woman was arrested Sunday morning in the theft of $150 worth of merchandise from the Hechinger store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway, police said.

A store security officer told police a woman came in about 11 a.m. and took light fixtures and brass wall switches from a display. The woman went to a cashier and tried to exchange the items for cash, police said.

As the security officer approached the register, the woman ran ++ out of the store with the merchandise and drove off in a truck. The security officer gave police the truck's tag number. Officers stopped the truck on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard near Maple Lane and arrested Gina Renee Mullins, 35, of the 1600 block of Ridgely Road. She was charged with theft under $300, police said.

Man charged in theft of disc player

County police arrested a man after the attempted theft of a $250 compact disc player from a Caldor store in the Cromwell Field Shopping Center Sunday afternoon, police said.

A security officer in the store in the 7300 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. told police that a man came in about 5:30 p.m. and later tried to leave without paying for a compact disc player. The officer held the man until police arrived.

Michael Donnell Harris, 26, of no fixed address, was charged

with theft under $300, police said.

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