A convicted serial robber was arrested at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets on Monday after trying to steal from two stores, according to the Limerick Township Police Department.
Carl L Speight, 47, of Philadelphia, was caught Monday allegedly stealing two purses from the Coach store and attempting to return them, according to Limerick Township Police Chief William Albany.
An employee recognized Speight, and said he stole two bags from the store on Black Friday; he was also identified as the subject who fled before police arrived at a theft from the Tommy Hilfiger outlet on Black Friday.
Speight’s criminal history spans eight pages; he pleaded guilty more than seven counts of retail theft since 1992 in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and has served considerable jail time.
More recently, Speight was arrested for an alleged 2009 theft from the Philadelphia Premium Outlets, and alleged thefts in October in Lower Moreland and November in Upper Merion.