Attempted thefts at Target and Walmart in April and July were reported, according to police and court records. The defendants were charged.
Marlon Anthony Bush, 20, of Florissant, was charged stealing three digital thermostats and a backpack at the Maplewood Walmart on July 20. According to records, Bush put the thermostats in the backpack, walked to the lawn and garden department and tossed them all over the fence. After leaving the store he walked around and picked it all up. Maplewood police responded to the area and arrested Bush, who still had the items with him.
Lironz Kristopher Carroll, 36, and Nathaniel McDaniel, 50, both of St. Louis, were charged with stealing liquor at the Target store in Brentwood on April 22. According to records they loaded a shopping cart with bottles of liquor and pushed it towards the front of the store. As they neared the front of the store, Carroll hid some of his bottles in his clothing. McDaniel pushed the cart out of the store without paying for them and loaded the stolen bottles into a Chevrolet Prizm. Carroll followed shortly thereafter. Neither man made any attempt to pay. The bottles, valued at $798, were recovered.