Friday, July 29, 2011

Arrest Made for Theft- News Release

City of Takoma Park Police Department
* 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912

For more information contact:
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO)
Andrew Gucciardo, 301/891.7130 or 240/328.4835

July 29, 2011 (12:00 p.m.)

Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of Latanya Slaughter of Takoma Park, MD for Theft Under $500.00.

On Thursday, July 28th at 8:20 p.m., Takoma Park Police Officers responded to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Food Co-op, located in the 200 block of Ethan Allen Avenue for a report of a theft that occurred earlier. Upon arrival officers met with the general manager who advised that a customer's wallet had been removed/stolen from the store.

The investigation revealed that the victim, was shopping in the store at approximately 11:45 a.m., and approached the cash register operated by Latanya Slaughter and paid for the items she purchased. Upon completion of the transaction, the victim exited the store unaware that she had left her wallet behind at the register.

A review of the video surveillance footage revealed that once the victim exited the store, the cashier, Latanya Slaughter, placed the victims wallet into her own purse and left with the victims wallet after the work day ended.

The suspect, Latanya Slaughter, was later located by officers and placed under arrest for Theft Under $500.00. The suspect was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit (CPU) without incident.