GLOUCESTER Twp., N.J., (CBS) – Gloucester Township Police say social media tips lead to the arrest of a woman accused of stealing undergarments from a Kmart store.
The incident happened on Monday, September 9th at the Kmart store in the 1400 block of Blackwood-Clementon Road in Gloucester Township.
Police alleged three women selected and concealed various clothing, removed the store tags from the items, and placed them into a handbag while in the dressing room. While purchasing items at the front checkout lanes, one of the women allegedly removed the concealed items from the handbag into the shopping bags in her cart. The women then left the store.
Police say several anonymous tips were received shortly after posting the information to various social media outlets including Facebook, Google +, Twitter, the Police Department’s Community Notification System (CNS), Global Connect, and the Citizen Observers “tip411”.
Police say these tips led to the development of a person of interest.
Renee R. Miranda, 30, of Gloucester Township, was charged with shoplifting about $60 in women’s undergarments.
Miranda was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility in default of $2,500 full cash bail.
Police say the other two women were identified and investigators found the two were not involved in the shoplifting.
To send an anonymous crime tip via a web page to the Gloucester Township Police Department, simply click the link into your web browser and fill in the fields: http://www.citizenobserver.com/cov6/app/webTipForm.html?id=7510.