Police: Trio stole $900 of baby formula in Hanover

Sean Philip Cotter

Police say a Baltimore trio stole almost $900 worth of baby formula from a Hanover Weis Markets grocery store.

Tia Shanae Brooks, 31, Tyjuan Coles, 27, and Lakeisha Latonya Pearson, 35, are charged with 55 counts each of retail theft and one count each of conspiracy to commit retail theft, according to the criminal complaints filed Tuesday morning against them.

Hanover Police were called to the Weis at 860 Carlisle Street just before 9:30 p.m. Monday for reports that people had stolen a bunch of Similac baby formula cans from the store, according to charging documents.


But the alleged theft wasn't quite like taking candy from a baby, police say — a witness pointed a Hanover police officer in the direction of Pearson, who had 13 cans of the formula on her, documents state.

Officers also found the other two nearby, and a witness said they had been involved in the theft, documents state. Police say video footage fro the store shows the trio grabbing 55 individual cans.

The haul of baby formula was worth $897.23, according to police.

Brooks and Coles are free on $10,000 bail, while Pearson remains in York County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail, according to prison records.