A routine traffic stop in Rhode Island ended with the arrests of two brothers from Pennsylvania suspected of stealing about $10,000 in non-prescription medication.
State police say a trooper stopped a vehicle in West Warwick just after 3 p.m. Saturday after noticing that a front-seat passenger was not using a seat belt.
The trooper spotted tin foil duct tape and steel mesh often used to make so-called "boost bags," used by shoplifters to bypass store security systems. The suspects also lined their pants with duct tape.
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Police found three trash bags in the car filled with medications thought stolen from four area stores.
Thirty-two-year-old Vincent Lawson, of Ringtown, and 30-year-old Christopher Lawson, of Philadelphia, face several charges including felony shoplifting and receiving stolen goods. It's not clear if they have lawyers.