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Suspect Allegedly Stole over $11K in Electronics

An Indiana man allegedly stole more than $11,000 worth of Apple watches and iPads from Target, 5300 Durand Ave. Devonte L. Haley, 25, from Gary, Indiana, was charged with a felony count of retail theft intentionally taking over $10,000.

According to the criminal complaint:

On October 5, 2019, an officer responded to Target in reference to a retail theft. The manager stated that employees discovered a secured display case containing Apple products had been cleared out except for two Apple watches.

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A loss prevention manager reviewed surveillance video and discovered two suspects broke into the secured case at 2:13 PM, took items and placed them in backpacks before leaving the store and entering a black sedan. Employees believed they used a Stanley screwdriver from the store to enter the case because a Stanley screwdriver set missing one screwdriver was discovered. The value of the items stolen was $11,035.

An investigator viewed the video. The investigator learned from Target loss prevention that similar thefts occurred at Target stores in Gurnee, Pleasant Prairie and Waukegan, Ill. A Target corporate investigator identified the suspects as Richard Hemphill and Devonte Haley.

Hemphill had been arrested in Brentwood, Missouri, during a similar incident. Haley was discovered as being involved in other incidents and wearing clothing and shoes similar to those he had allegedly worn during the Racine Target incident. The investigator compared photos and positively identified Haley.

Haley was given a $5,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday with the condition he has no contact with Target. Haley was given a $5,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday with the condition he has no contact with Target.

A preliminary hearing is set for September 30 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records indicate… The Journal Times

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