[update - 1-15-13]
Lower Providence Police provided further details in the incident, repoting that the person involved with the removal of the shopping cart off the Acme property had the intention of returning the cart after he had used it to transport his groceries home. Upon learning the man's intentions, police say that the Acme manager decided not to pursue theft or related charges in the cart removal.
Lower Providence Police reported on Lower Providence Patch Facebook that the shopping cart suspect was not arrested for the incident. The cart was also said to have been returned to Acme Markets.
[original story below]
Three Lower Providence police patrol cars converged on the unit block of Trooper Road late Wednesday afternoon in response to a "theft in progress" call from the Acme Markets, located at 2775 W. Ridge Pike, in the township.
The haul? A shopping cart.
The suspect, an elderly-looking man, was stopped on foot in the driveway of a home at 24 N. Trooper Road.
Cops were interviewing neighbors and witnesses at the scene. Traffic was directed around the police vehicles but was not fully stopped along Trooper Road.
A full report will be available shortly, and Patch will update this story as more informaiton becomes available. The man is in custody and no further diversion of traffic is expected.