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Teens arrested for stealing from several stores

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Two teen girls were arrested Monday after police found they stole more than $1,000 worth of stuff from the Mall at Turtle Creek.

Officer Owen Smith responded to the mall around 7:45 p.m. Monday after a detective working off-duty security called and said he had two girls he suspected of shoplifting.

The detective said he saw the girls stealing candy bars and they were eating them in the men’s shoe department in Dillard’s.

The girls were placed in custody without incident.

When officers looked in the two large bags they were carrying, they found several pieces of clothing stolen from multiple businesses in the mall.

The teens had stolen clothes from Dillard’s, JC Penney, Target, Victoria’s Secret, Rue 21, Charlotte Russe, and Lids.

Once all the property was returned to the businesses, the two girls were taken to the Craighead County Juvenile Detention Center.

They are charged with felony shoplifting $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000.

They are both criminally banned from Dillard’s, JC Penney, and Target for life as well as the Mall at Turtle Creek for two years. 

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