Citizen Foils Shoplifting Attempt

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Police in LaPorte are looking for two would-be shoplifters whose attempt to steal a scanner from a Radio Shack store was foiled by an alert citizen.

Store employees say two white men in dark clothing came into the store just after 5 p.m. Saturday, and one asked to see a police scanner. He asked a few questions and then walked toward the door with it in his hand. A store employee tried to grab him, but he kept going. However, police say a citizen who was walking up to the store grabbed the scanner from the suspect’s hands. The would-be shoplifters fled on foot through the alley.

One is described as a white male with a faded tattoo on his left hand that resembles the letter “F.” The other is described as a white male wearing a jacket with fur around the hood.

If you have information regarding this crime, or any other criminal/ suspicious activity, please contact the La Porte Police Department at 362-9446, or at to submit a crime tip.