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Palm Harbor, FL: Two men arrested in connection with $1,500 Baby Formula heist at East Lake Walmart
Two men are accused of pilfering more than 100 cans of baby formula from a Walmart neighborhood market in the last few weeks. Surveillance video from the store at 3400 East Lake Road captured William Kelly, 65, and Purvis Sealy, 26, pushing carts containing the cans, worth $15.97 each, out to the parking lot. The thefts occurred in late March and throughout April. Arrest reports state that Kelly "has a history involving theft of infant formula and is known to sell it in Tampa to local merchants."

Bethesda, MD: Thieves steal $6.7K bathtub from MD hardware store
Two men stole a $6,700 bathtub from a Bethesda hardware store by using a fraudulent credit card, Montgomery County police say. Police released a surveillance photograph Monday of one of the suspects, both of whom are still at large. On April 26 around 1:30 p.m., the suspect entered Union Hardware to purchase a $13,000 bathtub that was on sale for $6,700, according to police. While purchasing the bathtub, police say the suspect provided a credit card as payment, However, that card was initially declined. To fix the problem, the suspect said he would call his bank on his cell phone, according to police. After placing the phone call, the suspect allegedly gave his phone to the hardware store employee, saying he would receive instructions on how to process the charge. After receiving instructions over the phone, police say the employee followed those directions and a receipt for the bathtub printed out.

Santa Fe, NM: Peace officer stabbed in Target robbery; 3 arrested, $870 of merchandise recovered
Santa Fe police say a suspected shoplifter stabbed a state Department of Public Safety officer in the back Friday as she and two friends tried to escape with hundreds of dollars in merchandise from Target. The Special Investigations Unit agent, who happened to be at the store, stepped in to stop the suspected shoplifters after they pulled knives on store staff. Staff called 911 at about 8:30 p.m. Friday to report a trio of shoppers - two women and a man - who appeared to be hiding clothes, jewelry and other items in a purse and backpack. A member of the store's staff attempted to stop the women as they walked out the front door, but both drew knives on the man. The agent, Annabelle Gasca, saw the exchange and flashed her badge, ordering the women to stop. As they tried to run past her, Gasca grabbed Alexandria Lucero, 23, by the jacket and wrestled her to the ground. Witnesses told police that Denae Lopez, 22, then ran up behind the agent as she struggled with Lucero and stabbed her in the back with a pocket knife.

Dalphine, AL: Man steals $550 TV from Walmart, Police Involved In High Speed Chase

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