The 40-year-old man, a resident of the 0-100 block of Indianwood, and the 43-year-old woman, a resident of the 21100 block of Gray Hawk Drive in Matteson, allegedly stole "a large quantity" of Five-Hour Energy drinks, as well as two packages of razor blades and one package of an allergy medicine from the CVS Pharmacy, 11201 W. 143rd St., on Sept. 24.
Police said the man peppered store employees with questions in one part of the store as the woman emptied an energy drink display in another part of the store.
As the woman headed for the door, the manager asked if she had anything she'd "forgotten" to pay for. The Park Forest man stepped between the two, saying the woman had nothing, and then asked the manager, "Are you guys hiring?"
Police apprehended the couple on the 15700 block of Wolf Road.
The two are charged with felony retail theft and could be sentenced to up to three years in prison, if convicted.