Two theft suspects were arrested at the Ceres Walmart Friday evening after a store loss prevention agent observed them using specialized keys to gain access to security packaging.
Store employees told police that Timothy Harmon, 21, of Turlock and Lace Chapman, 26, of Modesto, attempted to leave the store without paying for over $700 in items they had removed from security packaging.
Officer Jon Blount arrived at 11:32 p.m. and discovered that both were in possession of specialized keys that allowed them to open security packaging of high-end items, such as digital cameras.
During a search of their car police found suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. Both Harmon and Chapman were arrested for commercial burglary, possession of burglary tools, shoplifting and criminal conspiracy. Harmon faces the additional charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.