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2 Men Arrested for Shoplifting at Portland's 'Shop With a Cop' Event

August 26, 2010  | 

You couldn't miss the large Portland police presence at the Fred Meyer off Portland's Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard on Wednesday morning.

Mounted patrol officers were out front. canine patrol were teaming around and about 60 other uniformed officers from assistant chiefs and commanders to patrol officers and traffic cops were inside.

It was the annual "Shop With a Cop" back-to-school event, with officers helping about 160 children pick out clothing and school supplies for the approaching school year.

But that didn't stop two men from going aisle to aisle, picking out a few items of their own.

While officers were helping out the kids, store security alerted the police they had their eyes on two young men packing their own backpacks with merchandise.

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