Thieves Reportedly Steal $9K Worth Of Allergy Medication From Two Publix Grocery Stores

Gwinnett County Police and Sheriff's Office

Officials in Georgia apprehended a man and woman who have been accused of robbing $9,000 worth of medicine from two grocery stores last month, FOX reported. Gwinnett County police said that 31-year-old Jose Antonio Cruz and 37-year-old Tabitha Katurhia Weaver went to two different Publix supermarket chains on March 26, and allegedly seized medication. 

The two allegedly went into the stores in the Lawrenceville vicinity, grabbed all the medication they could, and placed it into two big plastic bins. They then proceeded to exit the store without purchasing the medicine or bins. Surveillance footage attained by FOX 5 Atlanta showcased Cruz and Weaver spending close to three minutes in the pharmacy section before leaving the store. Investigators were led to believe that they stole $4,000 worth of medicine from the first supermarket and $4,000 worth of medication from the second. 

Almost a month later, officials disclosed that the pair were arrested.  Gwinnett County police arrested Cruz, while the Sandy Springs Police Department took Weaver into custody. They both face felony shoplifting charges and if they’re convicted, they can face up to 10 years behind bars. 

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