POLICE BEAT

Orono police seeking tips on price tag switch

Posted June 27, 2012, at 5:37 p.m.
Orono police are asking the public to help identify the woman pictured in this surveillance system image.
Orono Police Department
Orono police are asking the public to help identify the woman pictured in this surveillance system image.

ORONO, Maine — The Orono Police Department is asking the public to help identify a woman who allegedly gave herself a price break Wednesday at a local market.

The incident — which was captured on a surveillance video — happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. at Orono Thriftway Food Center on Park Street, Orono police Capt. Joshua Ewing said Wednesday.

Ewing said a female shopper was seen removing a price tag from a bottle of laundry detergent and replacing it with a tag from a lower-priced item. She then bought the detergent at the lower price.

Anyone who recognizes the woman is urged to contact Orono police Officer Christopher Watson at 866-4000 or cwatson@orono.org. To leave an anonymous tip, use the Crime Watch link on the Police Department’s website at police.orono.org.

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