Man caught in Mesquite may be connected to Wal-Mart register robbery

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ST. GEORGE – A man who robbed the Wal-Mart in Bloomington Friday may have been caught in Mesquite, Nevada.

The garden center at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Bloomington was the site of a robbery involved a man who fled the area with cash register after distracting employees, St. George, Utah, Aug. 5, 2016 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News
The garden center at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Bloomington was the site of a robbery involving a man who fled the area with a cash register after distracting employees, Washington Wal-Mart Supercenter shown for illustrative purposes. Washington, Utah, Aug. 5, 2016 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Prior to 11 a.m, St. George Police were alerted to a theft at Wal-Mart in Bloomington involving a man who took a cash register from the garden center after distracting employees, St. George Police Sgt. Tyler Cowan said Friday evening.

The case also appears to involve a stolen vehicle, he said.

That vehicle may have been taken to Mesquite following the incident at Wal-Mart.

Mesquite Police reported they had taken a man into custody who was driving a car reported stolen out of St. George, Cowan said.

Mesquite Police Officer Quinn Averett confirmed that officers arrested a man Friday following the robbery of a dry cleaning business but he was unable to confirm if the suspect is the same person wanted in St. George for the Wal-Mart incident.

A pair of St. George Police detectives was sent to Mesquite to interview the man Mesquite Police apprehended, Cowan said. More information about the suspect and his possible connection to the St. George case is expected to be released later.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • ladybugavenger August 5, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    He was on a theft spree. Is he on meth? It’s gotta be meth. dang tweakers

  • .... August 5, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    There is always justice to be served to the wrong doers. It may not happen right away but justice will eventually be served. one way or another if you commit a crime you will pay for it eventually.

    • Real Life August 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      When are you going to pay for being such an idiot?

      • .... August 7, 2016 at 7:04 am

        May God watch over you and bless you

  • hcdragontamer August 7, 2016 at 12:53 am

    that is not a photo of the Bloomington Walmart garden center, that is the Washington Walmart garden center.

    • Ric Wayman August 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you for the correction. You are correct and the information has been updated. We appreciate our reader’s sharp eyes.

      — Ric Wayman, reporter, St. George News

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