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Two charged with stealing TVs from Wal Mart

Jan 25, 2011 7:07 am
A pair of Ulster County men have been arrested and accused of shoplifting televisions from the Catskill Wal-Mart after allegedly putting two 32-inch LCD high-definition televisions into a cart while in the Catskill Wal-Mart, police said, and walking directly out of the store with them just before noon.

The Daily Mail reports on January 25 Timothy L. Schledee, 19, and Joshua Bellman, 21, both residing in Lake Katrine, were both charged by Catskill Police Department with petit larceny.

An employee returning from break in the parking area saw the men on his way back into the store, police said. The employee was alerted that the men had not paid for the TVs and ran after them in the parking area. Police said the men saw the employee racing toward them as they loaded the trunk of their green Pontiac with the goods. They only had time to load one TV before speeding off, police said. The employee was able to report a description of the vehicle to police.

Later, the Saugerties Police Department found a vehicle matching the description driving in the village of Saugerties and apprehended the men. Both were returned to the Catskill Police Department and charged. They were arraigned in Catskill Village Court and remanded to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $300 bail or $1,000 bond.