Trio suspected of stealing gaming consoles at Woodbury WalmartIt’s game over for three St. Paul men accused of stealing from Woodbury’s Walmart.
By: Mike Longaecker, Woodbury Bulletin
It’s game over for three St. Paul men accused of stealing from Woodbury’s Walmart.
The men, who allegedly participated in the theft of four video game consoles in May, were charged this month with felonies stemming from the incident. The men, Tramar R. Valentine, 23, Evans Ohene, 21, and Jamarr J. Heags, 23, were all charged with aiding and abetting theft.
According to a criminal complaint:
Police were dispatched May 19 to Walmart for a theft report.
Workers there told police three unknown people stole three Xbox units and a Playstation 3 display – the combined value of which was $1,746.
Security video showed three males enter the store and proceed to the electronics department, where they picked out Xbox units.
Heags and Ohene were seen removing gaming consoles from their displays. According to the complaint, Valentine was seen breaking from the group and heading to a vehicle that he later used to drive away the other men after they left with the stolen merchandise.
After creating still photographs culled from security footage, Woodbury police circulated the suspects’ images through a tri-count alert system and the state’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Woodbury police later received word that Roseville police had been in contact with the three suspects from the Walmart theft. The Roseville officer said he found the suspects in possession of the stolen gaming consoles.
Valentine, Heags and Ohene all made their initial appearances on the charges this month in Washington County District Court. The next hearings for all three men are set for August 2.