Derry police arrested two out-of-town residents and one who gave her address as homeless after a shoplifting complaint from the Walmart Supercenter.
Derry Police Captain Vern Thomas wrote in a press release, “Loss prevention staff at the store reported that they observed three women taking items from the shelves and concealing them in their purses.” Police were called and arrived at 12:51 p.m., Thomas wrote of the Wednesday, Feb. 12 incident.
Thomas added that the Derry Police made contact with the three women and observed that the women were allegedly concealing items in their purses, unloading them to a car in the parking lot, and returning to the store, where they took more items.
The women arrested were Maria Dacosta, 47, of 97 Palm St., Nashua, charged with theft (misdemeanor); Amy Lefebvre, 32, of 97 Palm St., Nashua, charged with theft (misdemeanor); and Kourtney Kasko, 24, listed as homeless, charged with two counts of willful concealment (misdemeanor).
Dacosta and Kasko were held on $2,500 cash bail. Lefebvre was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail with a court date of March 6.
Derry Police also seized a 1994 Toyota connected to the incident, from which they retrieved approximately 40 items from Walmart and another local store, including sunglasses, cosmetics, household items and personal care items.
Thomas said the incident is under investigation.