Police: Shoplifters used diaper pail to hide $1,400 in stolen goods

Police: Shoplifters used diaper pail to hide $1,400 in stolen goods

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Instead of dirty Pampers, Jonesboro police say three men stuffed a diaper pail with thousands of dollars' worth of stolen items.

Three named suspects, all from Memphis, are accused of stealing nearly $1,400 worth of merchandise from Target, 3000 E. Highland.

The store's senior protection specialist reported Wednesday the thefts occurred sometime between Jan. 16 and 19.

According to the initial incident report, two of the suspects entered the store and removed a "Diaper Genie" from its box, then filled the box with various items.

The suspects then "staged the box at a different location in the store."

The third suspect would later go into the store, find the box and "purchase it for the retail price of the diaper genie," the report stated.

The report stated the men stole more than $1,386 worth of items, including a KitchenAid food processor valued at $599.97, two home security doorbell systems valued at $400 and an $80 security camera.

The store employee said one of the suspects then attempted to return some of the stolen merchandise to Bed, Bath and Beyond.

According to the report, the three men are suspected of committing similar crimes at various Target stores in Memphis.

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