Coatesville man facing charges after allegedly stealing nearly $6,500 worth of merchandise from Lancaster County store

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — UPDATE: A Coatesville man is facing charges after allegedly stealing nearly $6,500 worth of merchandise from a grocery store.

Julius Banks, 31, is facing five counts of felony retail theft for his role in the incident.

Police say Banks stole merchandise on the following dates / times:

  • 12:45 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • 3:40 a.m., Friday, August 9, 2019
  •  3:00 a.m., Friday, August 16, 2019
  • 3:55 a.m., Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • 3:00 a.m., Saturday, August 31, 2019

In total, authorities say Banks stole 610 pieces of merchandise, totaling $6,262.00.

On Sunday, October 20, Banks entered the Giant Food Store in Lititz Pike in Manheim Township and was taken into custody without incident.

PREVIOUSLY: Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a retail theft suspect.

Police say the pictured individual entered the Giant Food Store in Lititz Pike in Manheim Township on 17 different occasions between August 3 and August 31, and stole more than $6,500 worth of merchandise.

Anyone with information should contact Manheim Township Police at 717-569-6401. You can also submit a tip here.

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