Police made two arrests on Tuesday after tracking down separate suspects in a pair of shoplifting cases from last month.
The day before Valentine’s Day, police say that someone made off with just under $90 worth of product from a business on the 800-block of 18th Street North. The theft was caught on video, however, and a suspect was identified.
A 29-year-old Brandon man was arrested Tuesday and charged with theft under $5,000. He was to appear in court yesterday.
Officers also made a second arrest, related to a theft case from Feb. 28. On that day, employees of a business on the 1600-block of 18th Street said that someone had just swiped two items from them, worth a total of about $420. They were able to describe both the suspect and the vehicle he had left in.
Police spotted that vehicle Tuesday on the 100-block of First Street.
A 36-year-old Brandon man was arrested and charged with two counts of theft under $5,000. He will appear in Brandon court at a later date.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 14, 2013