A pair of alleged shoplifting suspects were arrested Monday inside a Wheat Ridge King Soopers store and police suspect the couple of stealing about $200,000 in items from around the metro area in recent months.
Police were called to the store, at 3400 Youngfield St., after store employees recognized a man and a woman as “frequent and wanted shoplifting suspects,” according to a Wheat Ridge Police Department news release.
Officers contacted the suspects inside the store where the couple had two full shopping carts with merchandise worth about $10,000, police said.
The Kroger Company, the parent company of King Soopers, told police that the people arrested are suspects in about $200,000 in thefts from metro area stores in the last few months, according to the release. Both suspects are facing felony theft charges.
Local investigators are contacting other law enforcement agencies as part of an ongoing investigation and to determine whether there’s a connection to an organized retail theft ring. Wheat Ridge police said being contacted immediately by the business and the quick response by officers led to the arrests.
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