Mother, two daughters arrested after seen on camera trying to steal from Walmart

Mother, two daughters arrested after seen on camera trying to steal from Walmart
Posted at 11:43 AM, Oct 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-06 09:31:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee mother and her two daughters were arrested after being seen on camera trying to steal multiple items from Walmart. 

Tamara Bryant, 42, and her 14-and-15-year-old daughters were arrested by the Leon County Sheriff's Office on Thursday.

On Thursday, deputies were called to Walmart on 4400 West Tennessee Street in response to Bryant and her two daughters actively concealing items inside the store.  

When deputies arrived on scene, they talked with Walmart's Loss Prevention Officer, who said he saw the suspects on video surveillance concealing multiple items into several different bags in their shopping cart. 

The prevention officer said he could not specifically see what was being concealed, but could tell the items were clothing and jewelry.  

As the suspects were leaving the store, deputies made contact with them, and placed the three in handcuffs. 

When originally asked about the incident by deputies, the two juveniles shrugged their shoulders and said "I don't know." 

When deputies reviewed the video footage, they saw the three suspects putting hand full of items into bags in their shopping cart while in the female clothing and jewelry section. 

While the two juveniles were concealing items in between two rows in the female section, Bryant was next to them, riding an electric wheelchair.  

After viewing the video footage, the two juveniles admitted to concealing items into the backpacks and said they did not intend to steal when they first got to Walmart. 

When deputies talked with Bryant, she said they were concealing the items because they needed them, but refused to answer any additional questions. 

One of the juveniles told deputies the backpacks were left in the garden section due to them noticing a LCSO patrol car.  

Deputies found the backpacks in the garden section with the items inside. Walmart said the subtotal cost of the items concealed was $492.24. 

According to the police report, the items consisted of female and juvenile male clothing items, female jewelry, an umbrella, and several containers of sauce.  

Due to the inability to verify which female concealed which items, all three were arrested for retail grand theft. Bryant was additionally charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

After speaking with a relative, deputies also found out that the two juveniles gave them false names. They are additionally being charged with providing false name to law enforcement. 

They were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center, while Bryant was taken to the Leon County Detention Facility. 

Bryant was being held on $3,000 bond but has since bonded out.