Walmart Robbery Suspects Arrested after Tip | Crime

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Walmart Robbery Suspects Arrested after Tip
Walmart Robbery Suspects Arrested after Tip

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Because a recent electronics robbery generated so much publicity, a tip led to the arrest of two suspects.

The robbery happened at the Walmart on Branan Field Road at Blanding Boulevard on October 29.

It was discovered when an employee found a discarded anti-theft device in the store that evening.  The asset protection associate then checked the device, which was found in the clothing area, and found it had belonged to a television.

Upon reviewing the surveillance video, the employee saw a van pull up in the front of the store just before 4:30 p.m.  there were at least eight people in the van, and all entered the store.

Two of them loaded a 42-inch television onto a cart, the video reportedly shows, and went to the clothing area to remove the anti-theft device.

The two suspects then walked past a closed register toward the exit.  One suspect distracted the greeter while the other walked out the door.  all of the other suspects then returned to the van, which drove off with the stolen television.

According to Clay County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Mary Justino, once the surveillance pictures were released to the media, information came in that led to the arrests of both suspects.

Justin Lee Brown, a 26-year-old Jacksonville resident, was booked into the Duval County jail on November 19 on a charge of grand theft.  According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office inmate information page, it is Brown's first arrest in Jacksonville.  He remains jailed in Jacksonville on a hold from Clay County.

Marcus Leland Lucas, 37, was arrested on November 20 in Jacksonville, also on a grand theft charge, and transferred to Clay county on December 1.

An inmate information search reveals 10 prior arrests in the city, on charges including battery, theft, violation of probation and various drug infractions.


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