They tried to simply push the cart out the door at the retailer's Chesterfield location without stopping to pay.
Chesterfield Police are charging three individuals with larceny after they piled up a grocery cart with more than $500 in merchandise from Walmart and tried to leave without paying. The suspects in the Dec. 15 incident, a 18-year-old male, 22-year-old male and 20-year-old female, could face felony charges, since the items stolen totaled more than $500. Police said the cart contained groceries and household goods. The suspects made no attempt to conceal any of the items. "They just wheeled the cart through the door into the waiting arms of security. Groceries," said Chesterfield Officer Mike Ryffel. Related stories:
A 23-year-old male is facing possible robbery charges after making threats that he had a knife when he was stopped for shoplifting.
A 23-year-old male who tried to steal spark plugs from the Chesterfield Walmart is facing possible robbery charges after he threatened store security. When the suspect was confronted, he allegedly told the security personnel that he had a knife. However, he was then taken into custody without incident and no weapon was found. Chesterfield Police Officer Mike Ryffel said even verbal threats can elevate what would normally be a shoplifting or larceny charge to the felony level. The incident occurred Nov. 27 at around 1:30 p.m., according to the Chesterfield police blotter. Check out these other Chesterfield crime stories: