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Coffee-Loving Camper Steals Keurig, Coleman Tent from Arnold Walmart

Thieves struck Arnold businesses seven times in a one-week period, stealing everything from tents to shoes. Police were called to the Arnold Walmart on five separate occasions.

It was a busy week for shoplifting in Arnold. From Monday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 21, Arnold police responded to seven calls regrading thefts from local businesses. Here is the roundup:

Monday, Oct. 15

A loss prevention officer at Walmart at 2201 Michigan Ave. reported that after a woman's credit card was declined, she loaded $69.28 in merchandise into bags and left the store without paying. The 31-year-old Pevely woman was arrested and later released on summons. 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

A 27-year-old Arnold man was arrested for concealing $69 in merchandise and leaving Walmart without paying. After he was booked, he was released on summons. 

Wednesday, Oct. 17 

Store security at Walmart reported that a man walked into the store, took a Keurig coffeemaker and Coleman tent and left without paying. The items were worth $294.

Thursday, Oct. 18 

  • Store security at Walmart reported that a woman took four bottles of liquor from the shelf, took them to the customer service desk and received a refund in cash because she had a receipt from earlier in the day. The liquor was valued at $137.65.
  • Store security at Kohl's at 2150 Michigan Ave. reported that two men left the store without paying for a $50 ring and a $56 jacket. They fled in a silver Ford Escort with passenger side damage. They were also accompanied by an woman.
  • Store employee at Shoe Carnival at 2273 Michigan Ave. reported that a man took four pairs of Nike tennis shoes and walked out of the rear emergency doors. The shoes were worth $200. 

Sunday, Oct. 21

Officer responded to Walmart regarding a woman detained by loss prevention officers. A 23-year-old Fenton woman was arrested for stealing miscellaneous items totaling $63.82. She was later released at the scene on summons. 

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