Bellingham police reportedly discovered a person in his late 20s carrying two gold necklaces which might be believed to be a part of greater than $5,000 in jewellery he allegedly stole from Walmart six days earlier.
Noah James Richardson was booked into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of first-degree theft, and jail information present he’s being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Officers have been referred to as to the Bellingham Walmart at 2:52 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, after staff reported recognizing a person believed to have stolen greater than $5,000 in gold jewellery from the shop on Nov. 18, Lt. Claudia Murphy instructed The Bellingham Herald in an e mail. The person was later recognized as Richardson.
Walmart loss prevention officers reported that on Nov. 18, Richardson used some form of software to unlock the jewellery cupboard and took the jewellery, Murphy reported.
When Richardson reentered the shop on Tuesday, loss prevention stated he was carrying the identical distinct clothes, based on Murphy, however this time he was seen within the retailer’s electronics division.
Although he was capable of once more open a locked cupboard Tuesday, Murphy reported he left with none merchandise and obtained right into a Nissan with California license plates.
Officers positioned the Nissan close by within the Sierra Buying and selling Submit car parking zone, Murphy stated, however Richardson denied his involvement within the Nov. 18 theft, despite the fact that surveillance video reportedly confirmed him committing the crime.
Richardson additionally was carrying two gold necklaces and a gold bracelet, based on Murphy, and among the gadgets reported stolen have been necklaces. Whereas looking out Richardson to position him underneath arrest, officers additionally reportedly discovered a robust magnet usually utilized in throughout thefts similar to those at Walmart and a set of lock selecting instruments.