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Police Arrest Two for Stealing $500-plus in Electronics from Walmart

The incidents occurred on the same day a little more than an hour apart but are not believed to be related.

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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