Man faces multiple charges in Walmart cash drawer theft

Man faces multiple charges in Walmart cash drawer theft

Amarillo, TX - Police believe a 25 year-old man from Kansas City may be responsible for recent thefts at two separate Walmarts in Amarillo.

On Monday, officers were contacted by the loss prevention team at the Walmart at Tascosa and Amarillo Boulevard, who said they had observed a man wearing latex gloves and a grey beanie pry open a cash drawer and remove it from a register.

Police say the team continued to watch as the suspect walked around the store with the cash drawer in a shopping cart.

At that time, officers worked to set up a perimeter around the store and search for the suspect inside.

When they approached the suspect, officers say he fled towards the rear of the store, exiting through an emergency door.

Shortly after, police say they apprehended him outside.

The suspect, 25 year-old Benjamin Zacchaeus Stevenson of Kansas City, is charged with evading arrest/detention, criminal mischief over $100 less than $750, and theft over $100 less than $750.

Police continue to investigate whether Stevenson was behind a similar incident that happened the day before at the Walmart near I-40 and Grand.