Authorities have arrested two people for trying to steal thousands of dollars in merchandise from West Valley Walmarts three times in the same day.
According to a news release from the Buckeye Police Department, officers were called to the Walmart near Watson and Yuma roads around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.
A security guard had stopped 36-year-old Jeremy Cornell and 27-year-old Cassandra Harmon after the pair tried to leave through the store's gardening area with nearly $4,000 worth of electronics in two black totes.
Police later learned Cornell and Harmon had successfully taken items from the same store earlier in the day, and in between had stolen two TVs and other items from a Walmart in Goodyear, for an estimated total of $7,500.
Police say the pair admitted to planning to sell the stolen merchandise through a smartphone app, and also admitted her involvement in the theft of thousands of dollars worth of lottery tickets from Circle Ks around the Valley.
Cornell and Harmon have been booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on several felony charges in connection to the thefts.