Sunday, February 14, 2016

Three Phila. residents charged with East Goshen theft

An investigation into a distraction theft at a convenience store in East Goshen Township resulted in the arrests of three Philadelphia residents, one of whom was a former employee.

Three Phila. residents charged with East Goshen theft

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An investigation into a distraction theft at a convenience store in East Goshen Township has resulted in the arrests of three Philadelphia residents, one of whom was a former employee,  police in the Westtown-East Goshen Regional department said today.

After probing an April 2 theft at the Sunoco A-Plus Store at Boot Road and Paoli Pike in East Goshen Township, police filed charges against  Donnell Dyer, 20, Britany Outen, 22, and Aneesah Jones, 20, all of Philadelphia.

Police said the investigation revealed that Donnell Dyer, a former employee, hatched the plan and solicited the assistance of Outen and Jones, who entered the store, distracted the sole employee,  and propped open the rear door.  Once the cashier was lured outside, Dyer entered the store with his face covered and removed cash and cartons of cigarettes.

The three, who waived their preliminary hearings, are free on $5,000 unsecured bail. They face charges that include criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and receiving stolen property, according to court records.

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