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Police: Georgetown man impersonates Walmart employee in attempt to steal TVs

GEORGETOWN, Del. - A Georgetown man was arrested Monday after he reportedly put on a Walmart employee vest and attempted to steal two televisions from the Georgetown Walmart.

Georgetown Police say they responded to the Walmart location at around 3:30 PM last Thursday. A Walmart employee alerted authorities that a man not employed at the store had been wearing a Walmart vest and was trying to remove televisions. When store employees confronted the man, he fled the store and drove away, officials said.

According to police, both the suspect and the vehicle were captured on surveillance video. Investigators identified the suspect as 26-year-old Chaz Huntington.

On Monday, officers responded to a home in Georgetown where they arrested Huntington, reportedly finding him hiding beneath a mattress in the home's attic.

Huntington is charged with two counts of attempted theft under $1,500 and one count of criminal impersonation. He has been committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of secured bond, officials said.


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