Police in two counties have arrested a couple of alleged jewelry thieves from the Northeast who may be responsible for stealing merchandise worth more than $100,000 from suburban department stores. Meanwhile, a third alleged conspirator remains on the loose.
The Kmart at 900 Orthodox St. will close by late April, the discount retailer’s parent, Sears Holding Co., announced last week. The company also is shuttering its Center City store at 901-99 Market St.
Retailers hoping for a little more ka-ching in this year’s Christmas shopping season have been getting some good news. Consumers are expected to spend a little more than they did last year, but only a little bit more.
Philadelphia police are trying to identify a sneaky burglar who slipped into a Northwood Kmart store during normal business hours and hid until after closing time, when he made off with merchandise worth about $10,000.