Sisters shoplift 5 toothbrushes worth $1,000 from CVS

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 Police say the two admitted they were going to return the stolen toothbrushes for cash, to allegedly support a drug habit.
Twyla Lawver, left, and Tayla Lawver.
Twyla Lawver, left, and Tayla Lawver.

WAYLAND, MA. – Crime doesn’t pay – even in the name of hygiene – for two Manchester sisters charged with  allegedly shoplifting five electric toothbrushes from a CVS in Wayland, Mass., worth about $1,000, police said.

They did it with a plan to return the merchandise for cash refunds to support a drug habit, police said.

Twyla Lawver, 36, 163 Blaine St., and Tayla Lawver, 24, 176 Brent St., both from Manchester, NH, were charged with larceny.

Phillips electric toothbrushes stolen from a CVS (not the actual toothbrush)..
Phillips electric toothbrushes, like the one pictured above, were allegedly stolen from a CVS

At about 4 p.m. on April 13 police responded to a call from the CVS on Boston Post Road in Wayland. Two women had allegedly run out of the store with five Phillips Sonicare electric toothbrushes, retail value $959.95.

The women were seen driving off in a white Lexus heading toward Sudbury, Mass. Sudbury Police were notified and quickly found the car, and the women were taken to Wayland Police Department for booking.

“The ladies said they took them so they could return them for the cash,” said Wayland Police Lt. Patrick Swanick. “That’s what they said, anyway – to support a drug habit.”

Swanick said the Lexus they were driving had a lien on it and has already been repossessed.

Both women were released after posting $40 bail, and are scheduled to appear in Framingham District Court on April 16 for arraignment.

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