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Man Suspected In Colorado Rogaine Thefts Arrested

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Curtis Williams is suspected of stealing thousands in Rogaine, weight-loss pills and teeth-whitening strips. (credit: JeffCo Sheriff)

Curtis Williams is suspected of stealing thousands in Rogaine, weight-loss pills and teeth-whitening strips. (credit: JeffCo Sheriff)

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A man suspected of stealing almost $10,000 in teeth-whitening strips, weight-loss pills, condoms, Rogaine and other products from Walgreen stores in Colorado has been arrested in Idaho.

Sheriff’s officials in Jefferson County, Colo., said Friday that 27-year-old Curtis M. Williams also is suspected in similar thefts in Utah, Minnesota, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska and Puerto Rico.

Authorities say a neatly groomed man wearing a sweater, tie and slacks would hide stolen goods in his coat, then buy a DVD before leaving the store as a cover for activating the door alarm.

Curtice Williams (credit: JeffCo Sheriff)

Curtice Williams (credit: JeffCo Sheriff)

Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer says clerks at Walgreen stores nationwide were alerted to the suspect, and a Minnesota clerk who recognized him noted the license plate on his rental car. The suspect was arrested after arriving in Idaho.

He remains jailed Friday and it isn’t known if he has a lawyer.

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