New security measure stops woman from stealing at Ohio grocery store

Credit: Virginia Retail via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Credit: Virginia Retail via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

A new security measure stopped a woman from stealing more than $300 worth of groceries from a Dayton, Ohio, Kroger store Tuesday afternoon.

According to a Dayton police report, the cart a woman attempted to push out of the store filled with more than $300 in stolen meats locked once she reached the entrance.

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The new security measure prevents shopping carts from leaving the store if they have not been through a checkout line, a loss prevention officer told police.

The suspect, described as a heavyset white female, fled the scene in a tan Ford Escape with Ohio plate number HGU8198 once confronted, the report says.

A cellphone video of the suspect was sent to police.

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