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Police: Woman Steals Sunglasses, Flees In Car, Then From Car

Also reported this week: a $3,000 credit card bill charged to a stolen card.

Lower Merion police relayed the following incidents to news media at a briefing on Monday afternoon. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.

Public drunkenness: A 25-year-old Haverford man was cited for public drunkenness shortly after midnight on Nov. 7. An officer on patrol saw the man staggering near the intersection of Lancaster Ave. and Cricket Ave. at 12:44 a.m. The man registered .24 on a blood alcohol content test and was issued a citation for public drunkenness, police said.

Retail theft: A woman stole several pairs of sunglasses from Main Line Optical (17 E Lancaster Ave. in Ardmore) on Nov. 7, and later fled on foot when police stopped the vehicle she was in, police said. The woman entered the store around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, tried on several pairs of sunglasses, and when an employee turned away, grabbed three pairs of sunglasses, fled out the door and got into a vehicle, police said.

According to the report, Narberth police tried to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle she was in, at Mongomery Ave. by Old Lancaster Rd. At that point the woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The investigation is continuing, police said.

Public drunkenness: A 45-year-old Havertown man was cited for public drunkenness on Nov. 10 around 1:55 a.m. after he was found staggering near Lancaster Ave. and Church Rd., police said.

Theft from building: Between noon and 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, someone stole a wallet from a purse at Stash in Ardmore. Before the owner of the purse discovered the missing wallet and contacted her credit card company around 5:30 p.m., about $3,000 was charged to the card, police said.

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