June 18, 2018
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Six women charged in recent Bangor Walmart thefts

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Six women, including one group with three local teenagers, attempted to walk out of Walmart in the last week without paying for items and were charged, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

“We had a bunch of shoplifters,” the sergeant said.

All six were charged with theft from the Stillwater Avenue store.

Chelsey Elston, 22, of Carmel arrived at the store alone on Thursday and around 1:30 p.m. attempted to steal three pieces of clothing worth $41, Edwards said.

The next day, around 12:30 p.m., Bangor residents Kaitlyn Mangles, 19, Caitlynn Beale and Katye Proper, both 18, used a backpack in an attempt to take food, jewelry and clothing worth $106, the sergeant said.

Then on Saturday, just before noon, Heather Kehr, 22, of Dedham and Laura Cote, 28, of Bangor were seen using a purse to conceal items including jewelry, Edwards said.

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