Police: Man Dresses Up Like Wal-Mart Employee, Tries To Steal TV

Georgetown Police arrest man for attempted theft and criminal impersonation after he dressed as a Wal-Mart employee and attempted to take electronics, according to Georgetown Police Spokesman Joseph .Melvin.

Melvin said at approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 25, 2017, officers were dispatched to the Georgetown Wal-Mart for an attempted theft complaint. Officers learned that a Wal-Mart employee, upon entering a rear storage room, viewed a subject wearing a Wal-Mart vest who was attempting to remove two televisions.

The employee, recognizing the subject wasn’t an employee of the store, contacted other store personnel, said Nelson.  When contacted by other Wal-Mart personnel, the suspect fled the store on foot and then in a vehicle, according to Melvin.

Officers utilized store video footage to identify the suspects’ vehicle. Further investigation revealed the identity of the operator who had been driving the suspect vehicle on May 25, 2017. On May 29,2017, officers responded to a residence in Georgetown where they located the suspect, hiding underneath a mattress in the attic, according to Nelson. The suspect was taken into custody by officers without incident.

26-year-old Chaz Huntington, of Georgetown, Delaware was arrested for two counts of attempted theft under $1500 and one count of criminal impersonation. Huntington was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of secured bond.

Image Credits: Georgetown Police

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