No one can predict if the store will come after the shopper however they have the right to go after the shopper and/or get the police involved. It is entirely in their discretion.
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The Statute of Limitations for Petit Larceny which this falls under is two years, so legally they can still prosecute. The more time passes, the less likely they will; the theory being, they would have done so already if they had wanted to.
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