72-year-old woman charged after shoplifting haul discovered

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A woman has been charged after shoplifting in Penrith.

About 12.15pm on Thursday, November 24, it is alleged a 72-year-old Cranebrook woman was at a department store inside a shopping centre on High Street, Penrith.

The woman allegedly selected several items and put them in her trolley before walking out of the store, without attempting to pay for a single item.

The woman was stopped by security and police attended to search the trolley, where they located items from five other stores within the centre which were allegedly all stolen.

There were other items located which the woman allegedly admitted to stealing from another shopping centre on Station Street, Penrith.

The woman was arrested and charged.

She will appear at Penrith Local court on Friday, January 13, 2023.

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