RACINE COUNTY (WITI) — Three Texas men are criminally charged, accused of stealing video game items from a Best Buy store in Mount Pleasant, and they were arrested at a Best Buy in Menomonee Falls.
The following men each face a felony charge of retail theft, intentionally taking more than $500 to $5,000 as party to a crime:
- 26-year-old Jorge Palominos-Garcias
- 26-year-old Marcelo Aranguiz-Raymond
- 32-year-old Luis Valdes
On Monday, March 30th, shortly after 6:00 p.m., Mount Pleasant police officers were dispatched to the Best Buy store on South Green Bay Road in Mount Pleasant. There, they made contact with a Loss Prevention specialist, who reported she had received an alert from staff at a Kenosha Best Buy store regarding three men who had stolen merchandise.
The Loss Prevention officer at the Mount Pleasant store reviewed surveillance video and observed two men enter the store at 3:11 p.m., with a third man entering at 3:12 p.m.
The pair of men who entered the store first, later identified as Aranguiz-Raymond and Valdes headed for the store’s gaming section and selected several gaming units. They were then observed crouching down at the end of an aisle, concealing products down their pant legs.
The third man was then seen entering the gaming area and concealing products down his pants, according to the complaint.
The Loss Prevention officer recovered the boxes that had contained the items that were stolen, and found that inexpensive cable was placed inside them. The total loss suffered was $1,549.97, police say.
Mount Pleasant police received information that three men were arrested in Menomonee Falls in connection with the alleged Mount Pleasant theft — less than three hours later. A Menomonee Falls police officer said the vehicle the men had been traveling in contained multiple items that seemed to be brand new, including several Sony memory cards, PlayStation games, cell phones and other items.