Posted at: 10/22/2013 3:11 PM
Rochester Police: Duo Nabbed With 94 Cans of Stolen Baby Formula
John James & Sheila Olson
Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center
(ABC 6 News) - Two people were arrested Monday night after Target workers say they caught them stealing nearly a hundred cans of baby formula.
The Rochester Police Department says John James and Sheila Olson, both of Rochester, were arrested outside of Target North just after 6 p.m.
Workers from Target South originally called police after they say they saw the two suspects steal dozens of cans of formula. Minutes later officers observed, what they believed to be their car, leaving Target north.
Police say they found 94 cans of formula inside the car, worth more than $1,500.
Both James and Olson are facing felony theft charges.
Police say there’s been a trend where thieves steal formula to sell it illegally at a cheaper price.