KOSCIUSKO — A South Bend man was arrested for stealing over $2,000 worth of electronics from the Warsaw Walmart store.
Robert Lee Brady Jr., 38, 1216 E. Fox St., South Bend, is facing charges of theft, a level 6 felony, resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor, and driving while suspended, a class A misdemeanor.
On Dec. 10, an officer with Warsaw Police Department responded to a theft at the Walmart store on Walton Boulevard in Warsaw. According to the affidavit of probable cause, a Walmart manager informed the officer that he was outside the store when he observed a brown minivan drive up to the front doors of the store. The driver exited the van, and a male subject exited the store with a shopping cart full of electronics with security features still attached to the merchandise. The two began putting the items in the van.
The manager approached the two male subjects and asked what they were doing. The two men continued to load the items into the van and left, heading northbound on SR 15.
The police officer spoke with a loss prevention employee, who provided surveillance video and advised that the two subjects arrived in the brown minivan and entered Walmart. The two men selected computers, speakers, cell phones, home security devices and other electronic items valued at $2,390.37 and loaded the items into a shopping cart.
In the footage, one of the subjects exited the store, got the minivan and pulled up to the doors. The other male subject pushed the cart full of merchandise, with security features still attached, out the front doors, past all points of pay and they both loaded the stolen merchandise into the van and leave.
A Milford police officer located the brown minivan on SR 15 in the area of CR 1000N, and conducted a traffic stop.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the subjects exited the minivan and fled on foot. Officers located the driver and identified him as Robert Brady Jr.
Officers used a K-9 to locate the passenger. When the officers searched the brown minivan, they located the stolen merchandise.
Brady was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Dec. 10 with a $5,250 surety and cash bond.