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Merrimack Valley

November 26, 2012

Police: Couple brought boy, 5, while shoplifting

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By assigning directed patrols to the Route 114 shopping corridor, “we’re right there” when store employees catch or pursue a shoplifter, he said. North Andover police began increasing their vigilance in the area a few years ago.

“Last year, we made our first arrest (on Black Friday) at 2:30 a.m.,” he said.

The stepped-up police presence acts as a “visible deterrent,” Gray said.

The lieutenant did not have any details on what the alleged shoplifters stole. Kohl’s management could not be reached for comment last night.

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