Retail chain reports three thefts within two days

During the two-day period of Jan. 17 and Jan. 18, the North Coventry Police Department were dispatched to a large retail store on three different occasions for reports of theft crimes. Two women and a man were taken into custody for the charges. However, the women face lesser charges while the man has been charged with a felony.

CityRating.com reports that North Coventry has a higher rate of theft than the state or national average. According to the statistics, offenders in the region commit thefts and larceny crimes more than any other crime, and the rate is 10 percent above the rest of the state average. However, violent crime and property crimes overall are declining in North Coventry.

An offender who is accused of a property crime or theft might be able to benefit from the advice a criminal defense attorney offers. Pennsylvania views thefts and property crimes as non-violent offenses unless a weapon is used. This means that offenders might be able to avoid time in custody depending on the worth of the property they have stolen. An attorney might be able to discuss a reduction in charges with the prosecution.

In some cases, offenders commit thefts in order to obtain money to finance a drug habit. A lawyer can discuss the case with offenders to determine why they committed their crimes. If drug use is involved, the attorney may be able to recommend substance abuse counseling in order to help the offender on the road to recovery.

Source: Pottstown Patch, "Rash of Thefts from Coventry Mall's Kohl's Department Store," Melissa Treacy, Feb. 4, 2013

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