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Columbus – Star Wars Legos Thieves Use Fake Bar Code to Buy Sets


COLUMBUS – Detectives need help identifying two suspects who stole four Star Wars LEGO sets from the Meijer store located in the 1600 block of Hilliard Rome Road. An asset protection detective for the store witnessed the male suspect hold a fake bar code while scanning each LEGO set at a self-checkout. This changed the price for each item to $0.99. The male then paid for the items with cash before he and a female walked out of the store with the stolen merchandise. The suspects left the area in a blue sedan.
Loss Prevention Specialists from several nearby retailers have reported similar incidents where a male and female attempted to steal LEGO sets from area stores.
Anyone who can help identify these suspects is asked to contact Det. Hackett at 614-645-4254 or by emailing [email protected]. Tips can also be made to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).
For more information on this crime and others like it, please visit our “help us solve a crime” page at www.columbus.gov/helpussolvecrime