Vegreville Mounties Nab Thief With Help From Public

Vegreville RCMP have arrested a would-be shoplifter with some help from the public and Walmart employees

RCMP were called by Walmart staff on Monday after witnessing a man putting items into a duffle bag he brought in, loading up a tool box from inside the store and then walking quickly out the doors.
Staff followed him outside, where he began to run and dropped the toolbox in the parking lot. The suspect ran into the field south of the store and was watched by staff, who were on the phone with arriving officers.
Community Peace Officers and RCMP contained the area, and located numerous items stolen from Walmart while searching for the suspect.
While searching, Mounties received a phone call from nearby workers who could see the suspect hiding in another clump of trees. Police made their way to the suspect and placed him under arrest.
The ensuing investigation revealed that 70 items were stolen from Walmart, with a combined total of over $1100.  
27-year-old Kevin William Dale Wood, of no fixed address, has been charged with Theft Under $5000 and Resisting Arrest.
He makes his first appearance in Vegreville Provincial Court on Monday  March 21.

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