Police: Two shrimp thefts unrelated


Thieves stole more than $500 in shrimp from two Giant Food stores Wednesday and Thursday, but police said they don't think the thefts are related.

West Manchester Township Police are looking for three black men — shown on surveillance footage entering the store around 2:30 p.m. — suspected of stealing $259.80 in shrimp Wednesday from a Giant at 1255 Carlisle Road.

The first suspect was wearing a dark flat-brim baseball cap and a black T-shirt with a picture of a woman on the front, police said. He was pushing a shopping cart next to a second suspect, who had short hair and was wearing a blue T-shirt with light-colored pants, according to police.

The first suspect walked to the seafood aisle and put 10 bags of shrimp into his cart, police said.

Then, a third suspect —who was wearing a dark-colored hat, a dark T-shirt, light blue jeans and a black backpack — walked in and headed toward the seafood aisle.

The first suspect left the store wearing the black backpack, and the third suspect left the store wearing a tan backpack, police said.

The second suspect left without carrying anything, police said.

The men were seen getting into a tan sedan, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Michael Jordan at (717)-792-9514.

In the second incident, which happened Thursday at 2:30 p.m., a white man wearing a dark shirt and dark pants stole 10 bags of shrimp (valued at $255.80) from the Giant at 2415 E. Market St., according to Springettsbury Township police.

The bags of shrimp were later recovered, but the man ran away, police said.

Lt. Tony Beam said police don't believe the two incidents were related.

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