2 Accused of Stealing Over $1,000 Worth of Yankee Candle Products

Two Connecticut residents are facing felony charges after allegedly stealing more than $1,000 worth of products at Yankee Candle Village over Thanksgiving weekend.

Police in Deerfield, Massachusetts, say the pair, whose names have not yet been released, were first noticed by Yankee Candle staff as they were smuggling the candles out of the store in canvas bags.

Staff members attempted to stop them, but the two fled in a vehicle. The employees were able to get an exact license plate number and vehicle description, and then alerted police.

The pair was ultimately stopped by Whately police as the suspects were turning on I-91 southbound, and Deerfield police say officers were able to recover all of the stolen products.

Deerfield police say they're seeking felony larceny charges against the Connecticut residents.

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