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Denim Thief Leads Cops on a Foot Chase Through Whitefish Bay

After stealing two pairs of jeans from Kohl's, a 23-year-old Milwaukee man fled Bayshore Town Center and was arrested on Shoreland Avenue.

A 23-year-old Milwaukee man that fled Kohl's Department Store with stolen denim was tracked down in a foot chase through Whitefish Bay two weeks ago.

Kohl's employees caught the man's suspicious actions on surveillance cameras at around 5:58 p.m. on Feb. 15. A store employee told police that he took two pairs of women's jeans and two pairs of men's jeans into a fitting room, and came out with only one pair of women's jeans to bring to the cash register. Another pair of men's jeans were left in the fitting room.

After the transaction at the cash register was denied, the man attempted to leave the store but was stopped by a store employee. He then took off running in a southeast direction, behind PNC Bank.

A Whitefish Bay officer spotted the man in the area and pursued him to the 500 block of Shoreland Avenue, where he caught and arrested the man. Police discovered the man had a stolen pair of women's Levi's jeans in his front waistband and was wearing a stolen pair of men's Levi's jeans underneath the pants he was wearing.

The man was cited for retail theft, resisting an officer and trespassing.

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