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Elderly Chicago Couple Steals Spices & Vitamins From Orland Park Whole Foods: Police

The police let the elderly couple go with a ticket.

The spices of Whole Foods. Credit: Joseph Hosey
The spices of Whole Foods. Credit: Joseph Hosey
An elderly couple got caught stealing spices and vitamins from the Orland Park Whole Foods, police said.

Eugene Stromidlo, 77, and Bronislawa Stromidlo, 65, both of 5242 Keeler Ave. were charged with retail theft but let off with tickets.

A Whole Foods employee spotted the Stromidlos in the store's spice aisle and watched Bronislawa Stromidlo "select two containers of spices and open them," a police report said.

She "then took a bag from her pocket and placed a little of both spices into the individual bags and placed the bags into her coat pocket," the report said. "After taking the spices she placed the opened containers back on the shelf."

Bronislawa Stromidlo "proceeded to the vitamin aisle where she met up with an elderly (man)," police said.

Bronislawa Stromidlo grabbed a few bottles of vitamins and put them in her purse while Eugene Stromidlo picked out a bottle for himself and stashed it in his pocket, police said.

The couple's total haul was worth $174.29, police said.

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frank April 26, 2014 at 07:15 AM
The two of them had a contract for a baggie comercial. ##################
Harry Callahan April 26, 2014 at 08:14 AM
Must be slow day at the "PATCH" that they have to do a story on Shop-lifting which happens everyday mountain of times,typical!Hey "PATCH have You reported on the number of incidents at the Golden Corral in TP.
Baba Wawa April 26, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Oh Racist/Conspiracy Harry! At it still.
Susan April 26, 2014 at 11:20 AM
What has been going on at The Golden Corral ??? I went by there the other day and it looked like Gangs are taking over.. WTF ?
Susan April 26, 2014 at 11:22 AM
They come from Chicago to steal ?? Come on, at their age they must know better than to steal Wait till their grandchildren find out…that's a green light for them to do the same thing….Stupid People.

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