Former Macy's worker accused of stealing almost $5,000 in watches, clothes
A former Macy's employee stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the Downtown retailer, Pittsburgh police said.
Police on Monday obtained an arrest warrant for Larry Harris Jr., 20, of Penn Hills charging him with three counts of burglary. He has not been taken into custody.
According to a criminal complaint, Harris was a part-time stock worker who walked off the job on Dec. 21. Store video surveillance showed a man using Harris' employee number enter the store early the morning of Dec. 24 and take a watch from a display case. The man, later identified as Harris, is seen carrying a Macy's bag with unknown items out of the store on Fifth Avenue. A store employee told police close to $800 worth of items were stolen.
Police said Harris twice more gained access to the store by standing with a group of employees waiting to go in the employee entrance on Forbes Avenue early on the mornings of Aug. 30 and Sept. 5. Nearly $4,000 worth of merchandise, including clothing, cologne and watches, were stolen in those thefts, the complaint said.
In an interview with detectives, Harris reportedly admitted stealing the items on the three dates and said he was wrong for stealing. He returned three watches, six pairs of socks, a Tommy Hilfiger backpack, a Ralph Lauren ball cap, shirts, shorts and other items of clothing, the complaint said. When police asked about the remaining merchandise, Harris said he gave some of the items away and couldn't get them back.
Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- 4 ejections, benches-clearing scrum mark Pirates’ win over Reds
- Zimbabwe alleges Murrysville doctor illegally killed lion
- Steelers’ Harrison awaits go-ahead from Tomlin before practicing
- Slot cornerback Boykin should give Steelers options in secondary
- Pirates notebook: Burnett says ‘surgery is not an option’
- Inside the Steelers: Roethlisberger strong in goal-line drills
- Pittsburgh airport improvements noted as CEO tries to expand activity
- Steelers notebook: WR Bryant sidelined after minor procedure on right elbow
- Starting 9: Examining Pirates’ deadline decisions
- Greensburg native runs unique catering service in California
- Pa. breeding ground for corruption, experts say