Hundreds Of Cans Of Stolen Powdered Baby Formula Found In Georgia

Hundreds of containers of stolen powdered baby formula were reportedly found by police in Georgia after a series of shoplifting cases led investigators to the alleged perpetrators. 

The Cartersville Police Department said that the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office had sent an alert to law enforcement agencies in the area to be on the lookout for a Tahoe with Texas tags believed to be involved in a series of shoplifting incidents at Publix supermarkets, according to Fox 5 Atlanta

“It was the Cartersville Police Department which located that vehicle. Investigators say officers spotted it at a Publix located at 300 Cherokee Place on Thursday,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported. “Police say those officers decided to wait to see who came out. Police say officers spotted two brothers leaving the grocery store with backpacks full of baby formula.”

“Regulo Sanchez-Romero, Mateo Sanchez-Romero, and a 16-year-old girl with them were all arrested,” the outlet added. “Investigators say when officers searched their vehicle, they found 662 more cans.”

“You could see bags full of different types of baby formula,” said Cartersville Police Lt. Greg Sparacio. “We estimate this to be just over $26,000 of baby formula.”

Both adults were charged with felony theft by shoplifting, felony theft by receiving, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The two men reportedly gave police addresses in Dallas, Texas. 

Regulo Sanchez-Romero was also charged with driving while unlicensed, and Mateo Sanchez-Romero was also charged with providing a false name and date of birth.

D & B Staff

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