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4 Charged in $6,800 Alleged Retail Theft Scheme

Four Philadelphia men allegedly used lined bags to conceal and steal thousands of dollars in clothing from Macy's, according to Bensalem Police.

Four Philadelphia men allegedly used lined bags to conceal and steal thousands of dollars in clothing from Macy's, according to Bensalem Police.
Four Philadelphia men allegedly used lined bags to conceal and steal thousands of dollars in clothing from Macy's, according to Bensalem Police.
Four Philadelphia men are behind bars after allegedly conspiring to use handmade bags to hide merchandise sensors and steal nearly $7,000 in clothing from Macy's during three different shopping trips. 

The alleged thefts occurred at the Neshaminy Mall store in Bensalem on Dec. 31, Jan. 4 and on Monday, according to Bensalem Police. The men used specially designed, handmade, lined bags to prevent sensors from going off, according to court documents. 

In all three instances, the men left the store with merchandise, allegedly without paying for it. Police said $2,000 in clothing was taken on Dec. 31; $2,500 on Jan. 4 and $2,300 on Monday. 

Bensalem Police responded on Monday to a report of a retail theft at the Macy's store. Although the men had already left the store, police were able to identify and detain them, according to court documents. 

Deon J. Truesdale, 27, of the 400 block of North 62nd Street; Anthony Holley, 44, of the 1600 block of West 68th Street; Demetrice Christopher Edwards, 31, of the 3000 block of Fontain Street; and Darrell Bingham, 40, of the 2100 block of North 20th Street were arrested and charged with felony counts of retail theft, criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property. The men were also charged with a misdemeanor count of possessing an instrument of crime, namely the lined bags allegedly used to steal the merchandise. 

They are all being held in the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10 percent of $75,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been tentatively set for next week for all of the men. 

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