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