A Bethlehem man was arrested Wednesday for stealing white strips and electric toothbrushes from two local CVS stores.
Angel Luis Torres has been charged with retail theft by Colonial Regional Police.
Unable to post $15,000 cash, the defendant has been committed to Northampton County Prison.
Police report that Torres has seven prior guilty convictions for retail theft.
This time he was arrested for crimes were committed at the CVS along Airport Road in Hanover Township, Northampton County, and at the CVS along Sterner's Way, also in the township.
Police said at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Torres went into the CVS at 3605 Airport Road, took 10 boxes of various Crest white strips and left the store without paying for them. Police said those 10 boxes were worth $500 and said restitution is required.
Torres drove away in a gold Ford. A CVS employee got the vehicle description and license number. The store also had security footage of the defendant.
Information about the suspect was provided to surrounding police departments.
Bethlehem police stopped the vehicle and held Torres until he was taken into custody by Colonial Regional Police.
After taken to police headquarters, Torres also admitted to the January theft at the other CVS. Police had a photo confirming Torres was the suspect in that theft and his car matched the suspect's vehicle when that crime was committed.
At 9:24 a.m. Jan. 8, police said Torres entered the CVS at 6050 Sterner's Way, took six electric toothbrushes valued at $755 and left without paying. He also has to make restitution for those items.
Torres lives in the 600 block of Fiot Avenue in Bethlehem.
A preliminary hearing tentatively has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 before Magisterial District Judge James Narlesky of Bethlehem.