By Ryan Takeo
Hastings, MI (WOOD/CNN) - Two young girls in Hastings, Michigan are in trouble with the law.
They are accused of stealing from local merchants.
If you've ever thought something isn't right, but didn't go with your sixth sense, you know how Kathy Conklin feels.
The Gilmore Jewelers owner said two girls came in alone last Thursday morning and their visit raised some red flags.
She said the two snooped around, and police say the two pocketed a couple of bracelets.
Gilmore wasn't the only one hit.
"A couple 8-year-old girls left school came here and a couple other places and stole a bunch of stuff," said Asia Ameluxen with Tom's Market.
Add Tom's Market to the list, where the two took office supplies.
"Mechanical pencils, staple remover thing, looks like staple removers because we don't have those," said Ameluxen.
They also stole sweets at 40 cents apiece.
Other marks included the gas station, the craft store, and even the public library. All before police got involved.
Chief Jerry Sarver with the Hastings Police Department said the two asked for food at the bike repair shop, who fed them, then called police. Once Child Protective Services got involved, Chief Sarver talked to the two.
"They admitted to taking a lot of stuff which didn't belong to them," he said.
Their responses were polar opposite.
"One responded the way as I would expect. She was remorseful. The other one was lacking a sense of guilt and responsibility," said Chief Sarver.
It's that lack of guilt that worries Conklin the most.
"I'm gonna have to be be on guard for the younger ones now," she said.