WILLOUGHBY, Ohio - Willoughby police are asking for the public's help to put an end to a string of thefts at several local businesses.
Officers posted to the department's Facebook page that most recently on Saturday, Dec. 29, someone stole a credit card from the purse of a woman working at the Breckridge Village retirement community. At least three fraudulent purchases were charged to the woman's account before the car could be deactivated. The case remains under investigation.
On Friday, Dec. 28, police arrested a 25-year-old Willoughby Hills woman for felony deception following an internal loss prevention investigation at Target. The investigation determined the Target employee had stolen approximately $4,650. The woman is scheduled to go before a judge Monday, December 31. Bond has not yet been set in her case.
From McAttack Machine, the owner reported a metal air conditioning unit frame and five aluminum placement fixtures were stolen. Two bins of carbide cutting inserts and a set of micrometers were reported stolen from Pace Engineering. The thefts remain under investigation.
Anyone with information on the above crimes is asked to call the Willoughby Police Department at 440-951-1234.
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