Man accused of stealing baby formula from store in Le Roy with intention to sell it
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 2, 2012 - 1:04pm
Le Roy PD suspects that a Buffalo-area man who is accused of stealing $700 worth of baby formula and two boxes of diapers intended to sell the products on the black market, or as the press release put it, at "unscrupulous locations."
A store employee at the unnamed retail location in Le Roy is credited by police with providing crucial information to help catch the alleged shoplifter.
Taken into custody and charged with petit larceny was Edward P. Clark, 23, of Lakeview.
According to Le Roy PD, a store employee spotted an alleged shoplifter leave the store and contacted the dispatch center with a description of the individual, his vehicle and plate number.
As Le Roy PD gathered information at the scene of the alleged crime, law enforcement units in the area were notified of the suspected crime and description of the alleged perpetrator.
After about 10 minutes, a vehicle matching the description was located and stopped by a Sheriff's deputy and state trooper on Route 5, westbound toward Batavia.
The items that were alleged to have been stolen were found inside the vehicle.
The tote contained 44 containers of baby formula.
Clark was jailed on $1,000 bail.