A 57-year-old Detroit resident was arrested in Dearborn after attempting to steal $126 worth of groceries from the Kroger store at 23303 E. Michigan Ave. on Aug. 17.
According to reports, police were dispatched to the store after the store manager reported a theft in progress. Store employees said the suspect's vehicle was a gold Lincoln car last seen traveling eastbound on Michigan Avenue.
Officers located the vehicle approaching Haigh Street and conducted a traffic stop near West Village Drive.
Police told the driver that store employees watched the vehicle's passenger push a shopping cart loaded with groceries out of the store after purchasing a 99-cent bag of candy. The driver said she never entered the store and was unaware of the theft.
The vehicle's passenger admitted that she stole Scott toilet paper, laundry detergent, Dove soap, Dove body wash, Clorox bleach, Brawny paper towels, Dove women's deodorant, Crest toothpaste and a package of grapes from the store. The woman said she loaded the items in the trunk of the car without telling her friend.
Police officers returned all of the listed items to Kroger and issued a citation for third degree retail fraud.