Man Charged with $400 Kmart Theft

Accused Pittsburgh man turned himself into Moon Police.

A Pittsburgh man is charged with leaving with stolen electronics valued at more than $400.

James Linwood Jr., 26, is charged with retail theft after said he was caught on store surveillance footage wheeling a shopping cart full of stereo equipment from the store. 

Police said Linwood was shopping at the store on Beaver Grade Road on Jan. 26 with his sister and young niece. They said he placed a Sylvania 32-inch flat screen TV, priced at $379.99, and a GPX home music system, valued at $39.00, into the cart. 

The surveillance video shows Linwood cutting tags and security devices from the items in the store's clothing section after his sister and niece left the store. He is then seen leaving the store with the merchandise and placing it into the back of a dark SUV, according to a police report. 

Police traced the license plate of the vehicle to its owner, Linwood's sister. Linwood turned himself into police earlier this week and said his sister not aware of the theft as it was happening. 


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