Crime

Richmond spent 3 days targeting shoplifters. It led to 41 arrests and exposed other crimes.

Over the course of three days last week, an operation tasked with targeting shoplifters in Richmond led to 41 arrests, $2,468 in recovered merchandise and the seizure of narcotics worth $30,000, according to the Richmond Police Department.

Richmond police say they worked alongside loss prevention workers at local stores, the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association and the Madison County Attorney’s Office to execute “Operation Broken Cart” on Aug. 7, 8 and 9.

During the operation, officers saw people taking meat, clothing, jewelry, electronics and other items, according to Richmond police. Some of those arrested also face other charges.

Of the 41 arrested, 21 face drug offenses, 13 were served arrest warrants on other charges and 11 had additional related charges, according to police.

The Richmond Police Department said in a release that they will likely work with the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association again for future operations.

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