Phone Thief Faces Felony

The theft of a smart phone was a bad call on the part of a Bellevue thief. That was a felony.

A couple of suspects turned up in surveillance images from the Bellevue Wal-Mart around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26.

Here's what happened. A woman put her cell phone down next to the credit card machine while checking out. She forgot to pick it up when she left.

The cashier didn't notice the phone sitting there until after a couple more customers had checked out. When the cashier noticed the phone, he asked the current customer if the phone belonged to him. That customer looked at the phone and handed it to the other suspect who put the phone in his pocket and walked out of the store.

The stolen phone is valued at approximately $700 and that price tag merits a felony. The cutoff is $500.

If you recognize either of these men call Sarpy County Crime Stoppers at 402-592-STOP. You can also find a link on the WOWT 6 News Crime Stoppers page.


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