Delaware police: 2 men wanted in theft of scanners

    Authorities are seeking two men in the theft of handheld barcode scanners from Wawa convenience stores in Delaware and Pennsylvania.

    Delaware State Police say the two men have been linked to nearly a dozen thefts of the scanners, which are used by the stores for inventory tracking.

    Police Sgt. Paul Shavack says the men took a wireless scanner from the counter of a Wawa store in Brandywine Hundred on Nov. 8. Shavack says images of the men were captured on video surveillance.

    The men were also linked to scanner thefts the same day at 10 Wawa stores in Upper Providence, Upper Darby and Ridley townships in Pennsylvania.

    Barcode theft rings have been known to use scanning devices to create counterfeit barcodes to change the price of expensive items.

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