Man Accused of Stealing $600 in Reese's Cups

Gas station puts foot down after months of shoplifting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 20, 2012 4:13 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police in northern Ohio are trying to identify a candy thief who has stolen hundreds of dollars in peanut butter cups from a gas station store. Employees reported that a young man usually comes in after midnight, snatches Reese's peanut butter cups, and exits the store before they can call police. The workers say the candy stolen over the past few months was worth $400 to $600.

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The latest theft happened early yesterday morning. A police report indicates the man stole peanut butter cups and went for a saltier snack, grabbing a bag of chips. He was dressed in black clothing, with a hooded sweatshirt over his head. A clerk says he tried to stop the thief, who spun him around and fled on foot. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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