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Suwannee County charges two from Valdosta with grand theft at Walmart

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 07:00:07-04

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Two people from Valdosta, Ga., were charged with grand theft for the taking of multiple items from a Walmart.

On Thursday, Walmart reported that Demarcus Dante Evans, 24, and Sage Johnson, 23, placed multiple items, valued at $995, into a plastic bin and walked out of the store without paying for them. The suspects left the area before law enforcement arrived.

On Friday, while Investigator Jake Brooks was at Walmart conducting follow-up investigation related to that theft, he was informed by Walmart loss prevention staff that the two were back in the store.

Loss prevention staff watched the two again place a plastic storage bin into a shopping cart, then place multiple items, valued at $1,004, into it and walk out of the store without paying for them.

Investigator Brooks and Walmart loss prevention staff confronted the two in the parking lot and recovered the stolen merchandise.

The two were placed under arrest and transported to the Suwannee County Jail.