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2 Arrests Made After Brandon Kmart Theft Video Posted

Two arrests have been made in the theft of some $1,590 worth of chains from the jewelry department at the Kmart in Brandon on Oct. 12, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The theft was captured on surveillance video.

 

Who took the five chains stolen from the jewelry department at the Kmart in Brandon on Oct. 12? Allegedy it was the two men arrested this week after the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office posted the surveillance video on YouTube.

Brandon Patch posted the Kmart robbery surveillance video as well, in which one robber "forced the display case open and removed five chains, valued at $1,590, while the other subject stood by," according to the incident report.

The sheriff's office reported today, Oct. 24, the arrest of Shannon Parker, 39, of 13413 McIntosh Road, Thonotosassa, on the following charges:

  • Grand Theft
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (violation of probation)
  • Grand Theft (violation of probation)
  • Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance (violation of probation)

Also, the arrest of Matthew Cooper, 22, of 915 Brentwood Lane, Lakeland, on the charges of:

  • Grand Theft
  • Fraudulent Use of Credit Card (recommit)
  • Dealing in Stolen Property (recommit)
  • Grand Theft (recommit)

According to the report filed after the robbery at Kmart in Brandon, at 1602 West Brandon Blvd., and a viewing of the Oct. 12 surveillance video, the thieves walked to the jewelry department, where the man wearing the red shirt forced open the secured case.

The first man is seen stuffing the chains into his pocket as both men turn to leave the store.

The men left in a vehicle described as a white, older model sports-utility vehicle (SUV), "possibly a Ford Explorer."

According to the report, one man left the store to retrieve the vehicle while the second man, seen in the video wearing the red shirt, exited the store, where he was picked up at the curb. The second man reportedly left the store through the garden center.

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