Meat-Stealing Thieves Caught on Camera

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A pair of hungry thieves were caught on camera in Luzerne County.

Authorities said the two people stole several hundred dollars worth of meat from Walmart near Pittston on Tuesday.

If you recognize the two or know anything about the theft, please call Pittston Township Police.

14 comments

  • Judy

    Walmart should check their surveillance cameras for April 26th. I saw this same couple leave the same Walmart in a hurry with a cart full of stuff including a baby car seat, fishing pole, etc. The beeper went off when they went through the door, but they kept going and got in to a waiting car.

  • Patrick

    Not only is there no picture of the thieves on this page, but if i want to catch a glimpse of them on the video embedded I’m forced to first watch a full length un-mutable advertisement…nope.

  • Randy

    Wal*Mart and other big companies will put good food in the dumpsters during power outages and code dates about to expire, they could reduce the price or send it to the food banks, Instead they look for the right off the Gov’t gives them. Take away the right off, and that will change.
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    • Dennis

      Randy—first it is “write-off”. Second, they would get to write off food-bank donations as they are considered charitable organizations. As for giving expired or near-expired meat to food banks or to customers at a reduced rate–that opens up the company to a host of legal and public relations risk. Doing so would violate food safety laws (if expired) and USDA inspectors monitor those kinds of violations very closely. From a business perspective, it doesn’t make good business sense to sell “near expiration” product. Say, you bought a piece of beef that was on the cusp of expiration and it tasted terrible or worse–you got sick. Would you say, “gee I got sick from a piece of beef and it’s all my fault because the good guys at Walmart gave me a great buy”? Of course not, you’d say “Walmart meat made me sick”. That damages their brand, makes you sick, and they probably lose you and five of your friends as customers. Make sense?

      • Skeptic

        Additionally, the whole “write off” concept seems to be a bit fuzzy to most people. When a citizen or company writes off a donation, it means they don’t have to pay the taxes on the donation, not that they get reimbursed the full amount the item was worth. So a company donating items is still paying for the item and losing the markup. I hate to defend Walmart, but there’s a reason why they’re profitable. Most of their business is selling cheap items at enough of a markup that the customers are still getting a good deal, while paying low wages for simple jobs. Giving away expensive meats would be bad for business. It’s far easier and less risky to donate money, which they do plenty of.
        As for these two clowns, I have no sympathy. They stole expensive meats. Not a loaf of bread. I have to budget my treats like most everyone else, so why should they get freebies?

  • uncle stosh

    Times are tough and people are tempted to steal. Which stinks. Wish things didn’t have to be so bad. The old lady on Ferdinand st told me its almost as rough as the Great Depression

  • Fed Up

    Why don’t these walmarts have workers standing at all the doorways? The walmart that I go to in my area, always has someone standing right at the door, and they check receipts and match with merchandise so that stealing does not happen.

    • Des

      Not for nothing I do not agree with stealing HOWEVER- your Walmart is breaking corporate policy- They got rid of door greeters and changed the policy to ONLY allow checking of receipts on black Friday!

    • JOHN KAYRISH

      THE WALMART IN MT. POCONO, PA. GUARD DOG RAN 50+’ FROM HER BAR STOOL AND TOLD ME “YOU DON’T THINK YOU ARE GOING TO GET AWAY WITH IT” UNQUOTE AT REG. 16/20. I PURCHASED 5 QTS CASTROL OIL & PAN FOR $22. UPON GETTING MY RECEIPT FROM POCKET, I DROP $78. CHANGE. A CUSTOMER RETURNED $28. TO CUSTOMER SERVICE AND FINALLY IT TOOK NUMEROUS UPDATES AND B. S. FROM L.P. O. OVER 30 DAYS TO GET IT. THE $50. BILL WAS PICK-UP BY CUSTOMER PER CAMERA, AND DID NOTHING. IF THIS WAS A CASINO THE STATE POLICE, T. V. COVERAGE SINCE 55% PA TAX WAS LOST. I TOLD GUARD DOG TO READ RECEIPT, SHE DID NOT! WALMART DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR TIME, MONEY LOST INSIDE THERE STORE BECAUSE 80% CUSTOMERS ARE WOMEN AND A GUESS 20% MEN ARE SHOPLITERS, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

  • dan

    doing things like this seems to be the new fad…. just fill up a cart of expensive stuff and walk out the door like nothing happened. Sadly showing stuff like this on the news (mainly saying how it was done) is doing nothing but giving people ideas. If you have the face and need a name just show a picture and say that they stole merchandise. If you tell people what works and what doesnt and how people get caught its just going to make things worse.

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