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Woodbridge pair arrested; may have targeted more than one Walmart
Two Woodbridge teens were arrested Wednesday after police say they tried to steal more than $200 worth of DVDs, video games and other items from the Walmart on U.S. 17.
The suspects also could face charges related to thefts from another Walmart, said Bill Kennedy with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Ray Gill was en route to the Walmart at about 11 a.m. Wednesday for a reported larceny when he spotted the suspects in a Saturn on U.S. 17. The deputy stopped the vehicle and confirmed that Nathaniel Eggert, 18, and Ryon Johnson, 19, matched the descriptions given by a loss prevention officer at the store.
The Walmart officer told police he noticed the suspects filling up a shopping cart with DVDs, video games and household and school supplies and then watched them leave the store. He approached the teens in the parking lot and the suspects left the cart, got in their car and left.
After stopping the suspects the deputy noticed that there were DVDs and video games in the car, Kennedy said, adding that investigators are looking into the possibility that the suspects were involved in thefts from a Walmart in Fauquier or Culpeper.
Eggert and Johnson, who live in Woodbridge, face felony shoplifting and conspiracy charges. They were locked up at the Rappahannock Regional Jail, each with a $1,500 bond.