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Pasadena TX. June 13 2008
Loss prevention personnel at local department stores helped police arrest three shoplifters last week.
Pasadena Police Department Public Information Officer Vance Mitchell said that officers were dispatched to the Walmart in the 5200 block of Fairmont Parkway on June 5 at 9:30 p.m. in regards to two shoplifters in custody.
“The suspects were identified as 37-year-old Maricela Bernal and 43-year-old Brian Lynne Rohr,” he said. “When officers arrived, loss prevention informed them that while surveying the floor, they noticed the two suspects taking a bag of chips and a 20 ounce bottle of Pepsi.
“The suspects opened the bag of chips and continued through the store.”
Loss prevention reported seeing that Rohr pulled a plastic shopping bag from his pocket.
“The pair picked up a GE cordless phone and two sets of sheets and placed them into this bag,” said Mitchell. “They then passed all points of sale without making any attempt to pay for the items.”
Mitchell said that loss prevention followed them into the parking lot, confronted them then recovered the merchandise.
“The suspects had taken $210 worth of merchandise,” he said. “The officers contacted the Assistant District Attorney and they accepted Class B Shoplifting charges on both suspects.”
On June 8 at 3:09 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1107 Shaver in regards to an alleged shoplifter that Loss Prevention personnel had in custody.
“Loss prevention were working the floor surveillance and observed a suspect later identified as 39-year-old Luis Enrique Hernandez taking a DVD from its case in the electronics department,” said Mitchell. “The suspect opened the DVD case, took the merchandise out of the box and concealed it on his person.”
Mitchell said Hernandez proceeded to the pharmacy where he obtained a box of antacid medication.
“He removed the pills from the box and placed them in his pocket,” he said. “He then passed all points of sale without making any attempt to pay for his merchandise.”
Loss prevention confronted Hernandez, recovered the merchandise, took him into custody and called police.
“Hernandez was then arrested, taken to the jail and was detained and confined without incident,” said Mitchell.
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