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Shoplifting Team Snared at Walmart

(Michigan City, IN) - A man with guns and a woman teamed up to shoplift from Walmart in Michigan City but were caught with hundreds of dollars in stolen merchandise, in addition to various drugs like methamphetamine and morphine.


Those are the allegations filed against Mario Reyes, 35, of Valparaiso and Stephanie Godfrey, 32, from downstate Anderson.


According to court documents, they were stopped on March 21st after paying for just three items in the self-checkout. 


Police said Reyes served as a lookout while Godfrey placed store items into a buggy and the lining of a coat she brought into the store. Reyes was also found with three handguns located on both of his hips and mid-section.


61 individual items like clothing, jewelry, cosmetics and groceries, valued at nearly $600, were returned to the store.



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