Four teenagers face charges of retail theft after they admitted stealing running pants and socks from the Bon-Ton at South Mall, Salisbury police said.
About 3:10 p.m. Dec. 15, police responded to a report from the Bon-Ton loss prevention department that four boys were believed to be leaving the store with clothing they hadn't paid for.
Police officers met the four teens as they left the store and asked them if they had taken items, according to police. The boys allegedly admitted that they had and produced two pairs of running pants and several pairs of socks.
Two of the boys were 13, one was 14 and another age 15. They were issued a citation for retail theft and released to their parents.
There were other arrests for retail theft at Bon-Ton from Dec. 14 to Dec. 21 and Salisbury Det. Kevin Kress said part of the reason is that Bon-Ton's loss prevention department is the best in the area.
Other incidents police reported included:
-- Jay Rowan, 55, of no known address, was arrested shortly after noon on Dec. 15 at Bon-Ton for allegedly taking numerous pairs of gloves and trying to pass them off as items he had purchased and was trying to return for cash. The gloves were worth $1,033. He was taken to central booking for processing.
-- Adam Hritz, 24, of Center Valley reportedly tried to steal fossil earrings worth $38 about 12:32 p.m. Dec. 14. He was issued a summary citation for retail theft and taken to central booking for processing.
-- Two people reportedly stole 20 Ralph Lauren Polo shirts from Bon-Ton about 8:42 p.m. Dec. 15. A man and woman allegedly entered the store and snatched the shirts -- each priced at $95 -- and put them in a bag and fled before anyone could stop them.
Police described the man and woman as black and both about 5 feet tall.