Alleged Walmart thief arrested in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Huntington man is in custody for allegedly stealing from multiple Walmart stores.

West Virginia State Police said a trooper responded to the Walmart located at 3333 US Rt. 60 East in Huntington on Monday for a report of a grand larceny complaint. The trooper learned that a male suspect had broken into a locked display case and stole many items in the electronics section of the store. WVSP said the same man had committed similar crimes at other Walmart stores in Barboursville W.Va. and South Point, OH.

The Cabell County Sheriff’s Department assisted troopers in identifying the suspect. State Police obtained an arrest and search warrant for the suspect, Robert W. Rogers, 50, of Huntington, at his residence. He was arrested and charged with grand larceny.

During the search of the residence, troopers located other stolen items that were linked to other similar crimes.

Rogers was arraigned and booked in the Western Regional Jail.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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