Security personnel at Walmart stopped two individuals in incidents only hours apart who each tried to steal more than $500 in video games and other electronics from the retailer’s Chesterfield Valley location earlier this month.
The alleged thefts occurred Feb. 8 when police said a 31-year-old female tried to walk out of the store with video games concealed on her clothes at 4:30 p.m. She was detained by Walmart security until Chesterfield Police arrived, who also discovered that the woman had a pipe suspected of being used for smoking narcotics.
A little more than an hour later at 5:57 p.m., a 49-year-old male attempted something similar when he allegedly tried to push a cart full of electronics out of the store without paying, according to a report from the Chesterfield Police.
Both individuals were arrested on charges of felony larceny since the value of the items taken was estimated to be more than $500.
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