Baltimore woman charged with stealing from Dick's Sporting Goods in Westminster
Alex MannCarroll County Times
A Baltimore woman was arrested and charged Wednesday after allegedly stealing clothing from Dick’s Sporting Goods in Westminster, police said.
Kelly Anthony, 27, was charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit theft of $1,500 to $25,000 and theft of $1,500 to $25,000, according to electronic court records.
The court set bond at $5,000 on Wednesday, and Anthony posted the amount the same day, electronic court records show.
Officers from the Westminster Police Department responded to the sports retailer at 400 N. Center St. at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to find an employee who witnessed Anthony and a female accomplice take off with clothing they did not pay for, police said in a statement of probable cause.
The employee told police she chased Anthony and her accomplice out of the store and through the mall, police wrote. The employee said she then witnessed Anthony and the accomplice run across Md. 140 before crossing back over into the parking lot, the statement details.
At the parking lot, Anthony’s accomplice jumped into a silver-gray SUV and pealed out, leaving Anthony behind, police wrote. Officers confronted Anthony in the parking lot, at which point, police said, she told them she stole items to sell on the street.
Police said they checked the surveillance footage from the store and were able to identify Anthony and the other woman.
She and her accomplice took about $2,700 worth of clothing from the sports store, police said.
Anthony declined to comment when reached by phone Thursday afternoon.