Bedford Teen Arrested For Stealing Items From Walmart

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford teen was arrested on a warrant on charges of theft after Bedford Police say he stole several items from Walmart.

Elias Bartlett

Police arrested 18-year-old Elias Bartlett, of 656 Vinegar Hill Road.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on October 26th officers were alerted by Walmart security that Bartlett had not paid for multiple items on five different occasions.

On August 3rd, Bartlett selected a large amount of merchandise from the grocery and pet department. Bartlett then took the merchandise to the grocery self checkout and skipped scanned $12.20 worth of items.

On September 17th, Bartlett selected a large amount of grocery items and went to the self checkout. Police say multiple items were skipped scanned. Bartlett stole items totaling $13.

On September 24th, Bartlett selected three items of merchandise from the grocery department. Bartlett took the merchandise to the self checkout and skipped scanning $9.68 in items.

On September 28th, Bartlett selected a large amount of merchandise from the grocery department. He took the items to a self checkout and skipped scanned $10.22 worth of items.

On September 30th, Bartlett selected a large amount of merchandise from the grocery and health and beauty departments. Bartlett then took the merchandise to the self checkout and skip scanned $16.78 in items.

On October 26th, A Bedford Police Department detective contacted Bartlett at his girlfriend’s house.

Bartlett was showed multiple photos of him skip scanning items. He told police, “I didn’t notice and I’m usually in a hurry when I get off work.” He eventually admitted that he made a few poor decisions when he was checking out at Walmart.

During the course of the interview Police say Bartlett had a bad attitude and at one point said, “I don’t even care” and “I’m over this.”

Police say over the course of the thefts, Bartlett stole more than $62.10 in items.

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