Police identify West Springfield plaza theft suspect

Heavy pedestrian traffic may be to blame for the constant thefts

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – West Springfield police believe they have identified one of two people who stole from a store at the Riverdale Shops.

West Springfield Detective Michael Kennedy told 22News they have identified the woman in the photo and have not made any arrests yet. Police are still looking for the man in the other photo.

Police wouldn’t confirm which stores the photos were taken from.

Detective Kennedy says thefts at the Riverdale Shopping Plaza happen several times a week.

Bob Orlandi from Agawam told 22News, “I come here more often than I think I do. I haven’t seen anything myself, but I do hear reports once in a while of people caught shop lifting, etc.”

Detective Kennedy said heavy pedestrian traffic contributes to the thefts.

If you have any information about these suspects, you’re asked to contact the West Springfield Detective Bureau.