Police arrest 2 in string of thefts

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) Police have made two arrests in connection to a series of thefts.

Amy Jo Greer, 27, and Patrick Alan Clages, 49, were arrested Friday morning. Both are accused of stealing purse from customers at Giant and BJ’s Wholesale stores.

According to investigators, Greer and Clages stole purses from parked vehicles and even distracted a customer before stealing a purse from inside a shopping cart.

In one incident, a 74-year-old woman was knocked to the pavement and had to be treated in the hospital.

Greer and Clages are both charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, and three counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

They’re now in Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $20,000 both .

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