Thieves Strike Again

Smithfield Police tell WTSB News that thieves who stole from a local business last week returned to the same store this week and stole more items.

On Monday, four people including a pregnant women entered the Nike Factory Store on Outlet Center Drive. While one person distracted a store employee, the other three suspects grabbed $2,146 in clothing items and fled.  The same suspects went to the Nike Store on March 27th and took seven pair of athletic shoes valued at $1,765.

Police Captain R. Sheppard said the two incidents are connected.

Also Monday, 40 polo shirts valued at $2,800 were taken during a shoplifting incident at Polo Ralph Lauren on Outlet Center Drive.  Captain Sheppard said investigators are working to determine if that theft may be related to the ones from Nike.

Anyone with information about the thefts at the Nike Factory Store or Polo Ralph Lauren is asked to contact the Smithfield Police Department at 919-934-2121 or the Police Tip Line at 919-989-8835.