Police responded to two different shoplifting incidents at Kohl’s Tuesday evening, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Brandon Lopossa said.
A woman hid $157 worth of merchandise in a bag before driving away at around 5. p.m. from the Kohl’s located at 3140 West Whitehall Crossing Blvd. A Kohl’s employee wrote down the license plate number, and a warrant has been filed.
The woman was described to police as 5-feet-5-inches tall and white with blonde hair. At the time of the theft, she was wearing a two-toned shirt and glasses.
A little over two hours later, police responded to another shoplifting call at the same Kohl’s location.
Martinsville woman Khila Maxey, 26, was arrested Tuesday evening for theft. Her car ran out of gas and she planned on stealing items from Kohl’s to later sell them at a secondhand store for gas money, Lopossa said.
Maxey paid for two inexpensive skincare products while attempting to hide five pairs of sandals, four leather wallets and one activewear shirt in her bag.
Kohl’s security detained Maxey before she could leave the store. The total cost of the almost stolen goods was $199.66.