ROCHESTER, N.H. — Three people are facing felony charges for allegedly stealing almost $4,000 worth of razor blades from Kmart and Walmart in August.
Jonathan Welch, 24, of Arundel, Maine; Darien Young, 21, of 20 Glenwood Ave., Rochester, New Hampshire and Molly Sloan, 23, of 256 Barn Door Gap Road, Strafford, New Hampshire were indicted on theft charges at Strafford County Superior Court last month.
According to the grand jury indictments, on Aug. 5 Welch stole about $1,247 worth of razor blades from Walmart in Somersworth, and on Aug. 11 he stole about $530 worth of razor blades from Kmart in Rochester. He is accused of committing both thefts in concert with Sloan.
On Aug. 7, Welch allegedly stole about $2,065 worth of razor blades from Kmart in Rochester, while acting in concert with Young.
According to Rochester Police Capt. Gary Boudreau, “There is somewhat of a market out there for stolen razor blades.”
He said that razor blades tend to be very expensive, and some people sell the stolen razor blades to secondhand shops or online through websites such as eBay at lower prices.
On Nov. 20, the grand jury indicted Welch on two counts of Class B felony theft, and one count of Class A felony theft. Also, Young and Sloan were each indicted on one count of Class A felony theft.
According to the grand jury indictments, Welch has previously been convicted of theft in August 2008 and in March 2014.
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