Dartmouth Police Look for Shoplifting Suspect
UPDATE: This article has been updated to include the fact that the alleged incident took place at Macy's.
DARTMOUTH — Dartmouth police are looking for help from the public in identifying a woman suspected of shoplifting from a local store on Monday.
In characteristic tongue-in-cheek fashion, a post to the department's Facebook page on Tuesday morning noted that the female suspect "reportedly broke the 400m individual sprint Olympic record" after allegedly stealing the merchandise yesterday.
The post included surveillance footage images showing the shoplifting suspect at Macy's, where the incident took place, according to department spokesperson Det. Kyle Costa.
Costa wrote in the post that the suspect is "illustrated" with multiple distinctive tattoos and likened her clothing to the character Foxxy Cleopatra from the Austin Powers film Goldmember.
"Though you'll never see me give tips on how to properly shoplift, in this case I don't mind, because, in fact, I am fairly certain that they are listed on page 1 in the Dummies Guide On How To Shoplift," Costa's post read.
He then went on to list such "tips" as "If you have more tattoos than Lucky Diamond Rich (Google him), cover them up" and telling would-be shoplifters to wear a mask and look for cameras.
Costa added that dressing in distinctive clothing is also not recommended when going "five-finger discount shopping."
Further details about the incident were not released.
Anyone with any information on "Foxxy's identity" is asked to send the department a message or contact Det. Kyle Costa at (508) 910-1755.