Law and Retail

Police arrest mother and daughter for shoplifting

September 5, 2016
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A mother and her teenage daughter were jailed after police said they tried to steal thousands in merchandise from stores at a mall in the region.

The adult was arrested Friday night in the parking lot of Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek.

Her 15-year-old daughter was arrested across the street after running from a mall security guard. 

The security guard was struck by the mother's vehicle, but was not injured.

The pair is from Kalamazoo. They were being held on organized retail fraud and other charges.

Stolen women's clothing and marijuana were found in the mother's vehicle.

Police said shopping bags were modified to block electronic security tag signals attached to the clothing.

The clothing, worth $2,300, was returned to several stores in the mall.

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