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Middletown police searching for suspects in February Karns theft

Posted 4/14/20

Two people have been charged with stealing $83.18 worth of groceries from Karns in Middletown on Feb. 26.

According to arrest records filed by borough police with District Judge David Judy, …

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Middletown police searching for suspects in February Karns theft

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Two people have been charged with stealing $83.18 worth of groceries from Karns in Middletown on Feb. 26.

According to arrest records filed by borough police with District Judge David Judy, Jennifer Shannon Krause, 30, of the 1800 block of Park Street in Harrisburg; and Dane A. Sinniger, 49, no address listed, conspired to commit the theft.

Krause and Sinniger were both being sought by police as of Tuesday morning, April 14.

Police say Krause pulled into the Karns parking lot in a white 2010 Hyundai Tucson at 5:21 p.m. Feb. 26, entered the store and left 10 minutes later with a shopping cart full of groceries including diapers, shrimp, a box of baby wipes, a large box of oatmeal and a can of coffee.

Surveillance video shows Krause being met by a man in the parking lot who helps her push her cart to the vehicle and put the groceries in the trunk. The man gets in the driver’s seat and Krause in the passenger’s seat and they drove away.

Police previously provided a surveillance photo of Krause from inside the Karns to the Press & Journal. On March 10, police were contacted by a woman who identified the suspect as Krause.

Police learned that Krause and Sinniger had been involved in a domestic incident in Harrisburg in October.

Police also found that Sinniger had been pulled over by Lower Swatara police in a traffic stop while driving the same vehicle that was used in the robbery at the Middletown Karns.

On April 2, Middletown police also learned that Krause and Sinniger had been charged with three other retail thefts in Dauphin County within the past month, according to arrest records.

On April 6, Krause and Sinniger were both charged with misdemeanor conspiracy to commit retail theft-take merchandise for the Karns incident.

They are awaiting setting of a preliminary hearing, pending each of them turning themselves into police.