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Suspects Chased, Arrested After Alleged WalMart Thefts


Last updated 4/12/2019 at 3:07pm

One St. Petersburg and four Orlando residents were arrested after fleeing from a Lake Wales police officer who was pursuing them as suspects in the reported theft of more than $2,400 in electronics and other merchandise from the Lake Wales WalMart.

Shortly after 1 a.m. April 4 Lake Wales Officer Edgar Claros attempted to stop a silver Toyota Highlander that was speeding west on SR 60 near 11th Street. The vehicle matched the description by witnesses at WalMart who reported suspects removing televisions, a computer, watches and clothing from the store. By running the license plate Claros det...

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