GEORGETOWN, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – Police made a big arrest in Georgetown over the weekend.
Police caught a suspected serial shoplifter believed to have stolen more than $200,000 worth of merchandise.
Officers arrested 36-year-old Michael Reid at the Georgetown Kohls on Saturday. Police say when they arrived, Reid was heading out the door with a jewelry display case in hand. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Police say they found jewelry and the lock to another display case inside Reid’s vehicle.
Reid is also suspected of hitting Kohl’s stores in Lexington, Richmond, and Louisville. Elizabethtown Police told FOX 56 they’re looking to connect three cases to Reid. Authorities in southern Indiana want to talk to him as well.
“The first one was at Kohl’s for $29,000,” said Etown Police Public Affairs Officer Chris Denham. “The second one at Belk totaled over $42,000 and the third at JCPenney was over $8,000 so just over $80,000 in jewelry stolen in three different thefts.”
Etown Police say the man in their video walked up to the jewelry counter, cut the wire and walked out of the store with the entire plastic case.
He is charged with theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000.