Police Search for Wal-Mart Shoplifting Suspect

According to reports by the Hillsborough Sheriff's Department, they are currently searching for a suspect who allegedly walked out of a Tampa Wal-Mart store with a stolen $500 computer in his cart. It is said that the man loaded the computer into his pick-up truck and then left the scene and is yet to be found. Reports show that this occurred on February 15, 2013 around 9:30 p.m. and the computer was said to be a Gateway.

The suspect was caught on camera and was wearing a tan baseball cap, a gray hooded sweatshirt with light blue jeans. They estimated him to be an adult male between 40-50 years of age with a medium build around 200 lbs., around 6'0" tall. At this point the police have little information on the suspect or his whereabouts. In the event that you or someone you know has been arrested for theft, it is in your best interest to contact a skilled Tampa criminal defense attorney at Thomas & Paulk, P.A. who can fight on your behalf. At our firm we understand that your future may be at stake, and we take every case very seriously.

Shoplifting is a common form of theft and depending on the worth of the items taken will determine whether you are charge with petty theft or grand theft. For example, this man because the computer was worth $500, he would likely be accused of grand theft and therefore face more severe consequences with the law. Third degree grand theft is when the items worth is between $300-$20,000; and it can result in 5 years of prison time. Either way, if you have been arrested for criminal activity, contact our firm today for the aggressive legal representation you need.