MENOMONEE FALLS — Menomonee Falls police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who they say stole merchandise valued at nearly $270 from the BP gas station located on Appleton Avenue near Arthur Avenue.
The theft took place Tuesday, January 17th around 11:30 a.m.
According to police, the suspect distracted the clerk by asking for cigarettes that caused the clerk to step away and turn her back. The suspect then removed a display containing 225 BIC lighters valued at $268.00 and left the store without paying.
Officials say the suspect left on foot.
Police describe the suspect as approximately 5’8″ tall, gender unknown. The suspect was last seen wearing a black arctic parka coat with a fur-lined hood, tan pants or construction-type bibs over black shoes.
Anyone with information should contact the Menomonee Falls Police Department at 262-532-8706.