Macy’s Loss Prevention Associates Bust Grand Theft Suspect At Melbourne Square Mall

By  //  December 23, 2015

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The Melbourne police arrested Thomas Michael Procopio Jr., 26, at Macy’s Department Store after he tried to steal over $1,800 worth of clothing, according to Melbourne Police Lt. Tim Turner. (MPD image)

The Melbourne police arrested Thomas Michael Procopio Jr., 26, at Macy’s Department Store after he tried to steal over $1,800 worth of clothing, according to Melbourne Police Lt. Tim Turner. (MPD image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne police arrested Thomas Michael Procopio Jr., 26, at Macy’s Department Store after he tried to steal over $1,800 worth of clothing, according to Melbourne Police Lt. Tim Turner.

On Tuesday evening at about 9:02 p.m., loss prevention associates at the Macy’s located at Melbourne Square Mall, watched Procopio and an unidentified female fill a Macy’s mesh shopping bags and leave them by a door in order to carry them to their awaiting vehicle.

“Procopio was detained before he could get to the car with the merchandise,” said Lt. Turner in a release.

“The unidentified female fled in the vehicle after seeing Procopio being confronted by the Macy’s associates.”

Procopio, who police say is a transient, was charged with Grand Theft and Resisting a Merchant.

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If you have any information about this incident call the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731 or call CRIMELINE at 1- 800-423-TIPS (8477)

You can also visit crimeline.org, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.


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