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Police Blotter: Genuardi's, Wawa Targeted in Retail Thefts

The following information has been supplied by the Lower Merion Police Department. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

On Tuesday afternoon, Lower Merion Township police reported to news media the following incidents from the past week in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood:

Retail theft

Amoni Smith, 18, and Zakiyyah Tucker, 19, both of the first block of School Lane in Ardmore, were charged with trying to steal $39 worth of merchandise from the Ardmore Wawa about 12:10 a.m. on Jan. 10. The women tried to replace some items on shelves before they were arrested, police said.

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Isabel Lewis, 69, of the 200 block of Old Eagle School Road in Wayne, was charged with retail theft about 5 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the Genuardi's in Wynnewood, police said. Lewis paid for some items at checkout but allegedly concealed $64 in merchandise in a bag on the bottom of the cart.

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Four hubcaps worth about $150 each were taken Jan. 12 from a Cadillac Escalade on the first block of Greenfield Avenue in Ardmore, police said.

Theft

A clerk at Denim Habit on the first block of St. George's Road at Suburban Square in Ardmore had her iPhone stolen from the counter at about 5 p.m. on Jan. 13, police said.

DUI

A 27-year-old Upper Darby resident was charged with driving under the influence about 11:20 p.m. on Jan. 13 on City Avenue near Raynham Road in Merion, police said. The woman had run a red light, and later registered 0.19 on a blood-alcohol test.

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