Thursday, October 25, 2012
Police say a search of a Royersford woman suspected of shoplifting turned up drug paraphernalia.
A 22-year-old Royersford woman was arrested earlier this month after police say theyfound items commonly associated with heroin use in her purse while she was being searched on suspicion of shoplifting. According to court documents, on October 9 at 4:42 p.m., Phoenixville Police were dispatched to Kmart for a reported retail theft. The loss prevention manager had the suspect in custody and told police that she had stolen six items from the store, valued at $60.94. Police searched the woman’s purse and found five empty blue plastic packets with the word “shazam” printed on them and three clear Ziploc baggies. Officers then found two small straws, one with a white, powdery residue inside it, inside the woman’s jacket pocket. The officer …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Retailers are launching a layaway war to kick off the 2012 holiday shopping season. See who else is battling for your business.
Sears and Kmart have announced they will waive lawaway fees in stores and online through Nov. 17, according to an Associated Press report. Both stores usually charge $5 for an eight-week layaway and $10 for 12 weeks. Kmart's move comes three days after Wal-Mart said it was lowering its holiday layaway program fee to $5 from $15. The Wal-Mart holiday layaway program starts Sept. 16 and runs through Dec. 14 and will include more items than last year. Shoppers will get a service charge refund via Wal-Mart gift card when they pay off their layaway purchase. Toys R Us Inc. is cutting an upfront service fee for layaway orders in store from Sept. 4 through Oct. 31. After Oct. 31, a $5 service fee will apply.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
We are scouring the town for summer jobs for high school kids.
Summer jobs for high school kids, like the “job” jobs many of their parents vainly seek, are few and far between these days. But not at Phoenixville Kmart, where manager Paula told Patch that they will be hiring kids of 16-and-up all season. Though the jobs pay minimum wage, there are plenty of them. The manager says Kmart will be reviewing applications once a week, and will be filling–with local teens–sales floor and cashier positions, primarily. “It depends on the student's experience and aptitude,” said the manager. According to the manager, anyone interested in applying can stop by the Nutt Road store and complete an application on one of its computer portals, or head over to Kmart.com and: Paula said that those who don’t pass the …