MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A 33-year-old Burlington man who was banned from Walmart stores for life was seen on surveillance video stealing goods in a Marysville Walmart, police documents said.
At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy was called to the Marysville Walmart for a report of a theft.
The deputy looked at surveillance video provided by store staff which showed a man remove an anti-theft device from a pair of gloves and then put the gloves in his pocket. The footage also showed the man take a watch, remove the packaging containing an anti-theft device, and then put it in his pocket, a probable cause document said.
The man was seen carrying a large basket of merchandise covered with a coat, police said.
The employee told police she recognized the man to be the same person who she saw steal more than $500 of merchandise by running out an emergency door and getting into a getaway vehicle, documents said.
Watching through a live camera, the officer saw the man take a large hunting knife from a shelf and place it in his pocket.
The deputy then confronted the man, placed him into handcuffs and removed the knife from his pocket.
The man identified himself and the officer ran a check that revealed the man had five active warrants, three felonies and two misdemeanors, in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
According to a Snohomish County police document, the officer searched the man and found prescription drugs and methamphetamine in the man’s pockets.
Walmart’s asset protection office found that the man had been banned from Walmart for life after being arrested at a Bellingham store.
Documents said because he had unlawfully entered the Walmart with the intent to commit theft, he could be charged with burglary.
He was transported to the Snohomish County Jail, where he was booked for investigation of retail theft, second-degree burglary, and two drug charges, as well as the five outstanding arrest warrants.
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