Pasco and Kennewick police teamed up to catch a suspected serial shoplifter after a store employee caught the Kennewick man eating doughnuts he didn’t pay for.
A security employee at the Kennewick Walmart spotted Kyle Ray Vanhalteren, 27, snacking on doughnuts at 10:42 p.m. Sunday before trying to leave the store with a cart full of other items he had not paid for.
The store employee claimed Vanhalteren made off with $900 in goods from the Pasco Walmart on Friday, according to police.
Kennewick police contacted Pasco police, who arrived to arrest Vanhalteren.
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He was booked into the Franklin County jail and on investigation of second-degree burglary and theft.