A North Platte woman, her grandmother and her three children have all been charged after they were busted stealing from a North Platte store.
According to Officer Rodney Brown, North Platte Police responded to the report of several shoplifters at Shopko at around 4:15 p.m. on March 30th.
Officers learned that store personnel had observed several people stuffing clothing into bags and exiting the store.
The suspects, identified as 37-year-old Tina Edington and her three children, ages 14, 12 and 11, allegedly entered a white Suburban operated by Edington’s grandmother, 81-year old Goldene Roueche, and attempted to leave the property.
Officers arrived and conducted a traffic stop on the Suburban.
An investigation and statements from store staff revealed that the family placed several items of clothing in various bags, then the children would carry them out to the vehicle where Roueche would retrieve them and place them in the Suburban. Brown said store surveillance video captured the crime and confirmed that the family worked together to perpetrate the crime, to include the 14-year-old serving as a lookout.
When all was said and done, Edington was charged with theft by shoplifting, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor child abuse. Roueche and the three children were all cited for theft by shoplifting and released.
Brown said the items, valued at $330.00, were all recovered.