OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - The Oxford Police Department has arrested two people on theft and drug-related charges.
The investigation began about six weeks ago when Walmart loss prevention officers noticed empty packages for electronic items stashed throughout the store. It appeared someone was removing the merchandise from the packages and hiding it in a cart and leaving the store.
Store video surveillance cameras identified the suspects and on August 27, Walmart security officers were notified that the suspects were in the store, possibly committing more thefts.
The suspects left the store and attempted to drive away, but their vehicle was stopped by Oxford Police. Found inside the vehicle was stolen merchandise from Walmart, which included a muzzle loading rifle. A small amount of methamphetamine was also found.
A search of the suspects' College Corner, Ind. residence revealed laptop computers, a flat screen TV, a Blue Ray DVD player, digital cameras, wireless modems, a rifle scope kit, a Swiss tech Multi-tool, a lock blade knife, Cobra micro-talk radios, and other electronic equipment.
The current value of stolen merchandise is in excess of $2500. Also found in their residence was chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Angela Combs, 33, is charged with theft. Robert Herron, 32, is charged with having weapons under disability, two counts of theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drugs.