Man free on bail af­ter theft charge

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL -

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.

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