A man with more than 40 arrests in Connecticut was arrested after police said he tried to steal thousands of dollars worth of Apple Watches from a Wal-Mart in East Windsor on Saturday morning.
A Wal-Mart employee notified police that a man had forcibly broken the electronic department storage cabinet and removed all of the Apple Watches into a shopping cart around 6:30 a.m.
The man, who was later identified as 51-year-old Curtis Belin of Middletown, realized he had been caught and tried to run away, police said. However, a Sergeant was at the front entrance of the store and stopped Belin.
Belin was charged with third-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny after police said he tried to steal $3,200 worth of Apple Watches.
Police said 48-year-old Debra McCain of Indian Orchard, Ma. accompanied Belin to the store. Police located a black BB pistol that looked identical to a real firearm in her car. McCain was charged with having a weapon in a motor vehicle.
McCain and Belin are both scheduled to appear at Enfield Superior Court on Nov. 28.
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