Man free on bail after theft charge
Shawn Perkins, 47, of Hazleton is free on $1,000 unsecured bail on charges of theft and receiving stolen property after he allegedly stole money from a woman shopping at a West Hazleton supermarket.
West Hazleton police were called to the store on Dec. 4 and spoke to the woman, who said $200 was missing from her purse. Officers obtained store surveillance footage and allegedly saw a man take money from a wallet that was inside the woman’s purse.
The man, later identified through social media as Perkins, put the money into his pocket and left the store, police said.