Nicholas Woyton, 37, of Ford City is accused of shoplifting twice at the same hardware store in the township in less than three weeks is already facing trial for allegedly stealing three times from the same store in Butler Township.
Buffalo Township Police on Dec. 4 charged Woyton with swiping a drill driver Oct. 28 from the True Value on Route 356. He was back at the store Nov. 14, when he put a tool combination set in his pants. The store manager tried to stop him from leaving the second time, police said. But he told the manager to get away and left in a sport utility vehicle.
Police, however, arrested him the next day, only minutes after Butler Township Police say he shoplifted a set of $200 headphones at the Target store at the Butler Commons shopping plaza.
Before the month was over, police in Butler Township charged Woyton with two previous thefts at the same Target. He is accused of stealing a Fit Bit activity tracker, valued at $150 each, both on Oct. 23 and Nov. 13.
He was released from prison on his own recognizance Nov. 30 after waiving his preliminary hearing in those Butler Township cases. He is charged with three counts each of receiving stolen property and retail theft.
In the Buffalo Township cases, he is charged with two counts each of receiving stolen property and retail theft.
Allegheny County Court records showed that Woyton also has a preliminary hearing set for March in connection with an alleged shoplifting incident Oct. 23 at the Kohl’s department store in Ross Township.