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Pair nabbed after allegedly stealing $2K of whitening strips

One man also accused of stealing two shirts

L. NAZARETH TWP., Pa. - A pair of Brooklyn men is facing shoplifting charges after allegedly stealing more than $2,000 of teeth whitening strips from a Northampton County Target.

Colonial Regional police arrested Koba Adeishvili, 50, and Aleksandre Khosroshvili, 29, at the Lower Nazareth Township Target off Route 248 Tuesday afternoon after one of them was nabbed allegedly trying to steal a pair of shirts. District Judge Antonia Grifo arraigned the pair late Tuesday night setting bail at $25,000 for Khosroshvili and $10,000 for Adeishvili. The judge allowed a 10 percent cash option for each man if approved by Northampton County pre-trial services.

Police were dispatched to Target about 4:45 p.m. after store security allegedly caught Adeishvili putting two shirts worth $14 under his shirt and trying to leave, according to court records.

Security told police that Adeishvili and Khosroshvili were spotted in the store on April 11, when they allegedly grabbed a dufflebag from the sporting goods section and headed toward the personal hygiene section. They allegedly filled the bag with $2,059 worth of teeth whitening strips and went through the self-checkout aisle without paying, according to records.

Police charged Khosroshvili with retail theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy, all felonies. Adeishvili, meanwhile, faces felony counts of conspiracy and receiving stolen property along with a summary count of retail theft. Neither man posted bail. They were sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 28.

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