Posted by Reblog: Lehigh Valley News.
Police say during one trip to the store, the 41-year-old suspect stole two 40-inch TVs and two sound systems.
When Shawn Hayes, 41, of the first block of North Main Street, walked into the Wal-Mart store Wednesday, security immediately recognized him as a man wanted in a three previous retail thefts at the location, according to records.
Authorities watched Hayes make his way around the store, court papers say. Police say he had $542 worth of merchandise in his cart when he tried to leave. Hayes was detained and interviewed by authorities, records say. He agreed to speak to police and readily admitted to stealing store products and selling them in the street, court records say.
Video surveillance captured at the store showed Hayes stealing items from the store on multiple days throughout January, including one trip where he took two 40-inch televisions and a two sound systems, records say. Hayes stole $298 worth of items on Jan. 5, $942 worth of items on Jan. 12 and $924 worth of items on Jan. 14, according to authorities.
Hayes was arraigned before on-call District Judge Jacqueline Taschner on four counts of retail theft. He was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $7,500 bail.