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Incident in Tamaqua

Published December 20. 2013 05:00PM

Tamaqua police have cited Leonides Martinez Cruz, 42, 209 Gay St., Tamaqua, following an incident at Boyer's Food Mart on Tuesday.

Officers were dispatched to the store, located at 210 Cedar St., at 10 a.m. for a suspected shoplifter. On scene, patrolman Anthony Stanell spoke with the store manager, who had detained Cruz. According to the report, witnesses observed Cruz emptying a box of Allegra, placing the contents in his left front pants pocket. He then paid for several other items and attempted to leave the store.

Cruz was cited for retail theft and warned by the store manager, told not to return to the place of business.

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