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Alleged Lowe’s walk-out thief arrested in Detroit

Casual Lowe's Thief
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 6:53 AM EDT
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PERRYSBURG TWP., Ohio (WTVG) - Police made an arrest in the theft case of Lowe’s stores throughout northwest Ohio, where the suspected was seen loading up thousands of dollars of supplies, then casually walking out the door.

Damarco Gilliam was arrested in Detroit on May 25 and is awaiting extradition to Ohio.

Damarco Gilliam
Damarco Gilliam(WTVG)

During thefts from the Perrysburg Township Lowe’s store, the suspect who was caught on surveillance video, got away with $7,300 in merchandise.

“Copper wire, microwaves, riding lawn mower, power washer, whatever it might be, he is getting orders from someone to steal those items for whatever that return is going to be for him,” said Perrysburg Twp. Police Detective Chris Klewer.

The Perrysburg Kohl’s saw a similar threat earlier this month, where a pair of thieves made off with $56,000 in jewelry.

Law enforcement believes they are crimes of convenience - big box stores have policies in place that discourage confrontation with suspected thefts.

“It’s very frustrating for us as law enforcement and also for front line employees at the store that have to witness this occur and without them being able to do anything to stop them,” Detective Klewer said.

Police are looking for a thief that has been hitting Lowe’s stores throughout northwest Ohio,...
Police are looking for a thief that has been hitting Lowe’s stores throughout northwest Ohio, loading up thousands of dollars of supplies, then casually walking out the door.(WTVG)

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