Three Juveniles Arrested After Stealing Weapons From Walmart

DEC. 27 — Three juveniles who stole weapons from the Walmart store in Royal Palm Beach were quickly nabbed by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies, thanks to the store’s loss prevention personnel.

Loss prevention officers noticed three juveniles, ages 12, 13 and 16, casing the Walmart store at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27.

The store personnel immediately notified PBSO dispatch and locked down the store. Deputies responded and took position around the perimeter of the store.

All three juveniles, armed with weapons, fled the store and found deputies awaiting them. The 16-year-old fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by the K-9 unit. The other two juveniles were apprehended without incident.

All three were transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center for processing. Each will be charged with retail grand theft, and the 16-year-old will also be charged with resisting arrest. A female adult was detained, but not arrested.