Men stealing liquor from Walmart caught by undercover officers
Nearly $2,000 worth of high-end liquor was stolen over a ten-day span from a local Walmart. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Nearly $2,000 worth of liquor was stolen over a ten-day span from a local Walmart.
That's when undercover officers got involved and caught the thieves red-handed.
Police said William Miller was a regular at the Walmart near Nellis and Craig.
Surveillance video shows him arriving around 7 a.m. nearly every day for the past two weeks. During that time, Walmart employees noticed something suspicious.
"They had lost a large amount of alcohol, so they went through and watched surveillance, and then noticed on surveillance that someone had been stealing it," said Metro Officer Guy Turner.
That's when Officer Turner got involved, and discovered Miller was stealing the alcohol with an accomplice.
Officer Turner and his partner went undercover to catch the thieves.
"He walks inside, and we're just sitting there watching him, waiting to see what he's doing," Officer Turner said. "While were watching him on video surveillance, a white male comes in and starts loading up his backpack with alcohol."
Investigators said Chad Coyle was the man with the backpack. They believe Miller and Coyle stole nearly 70 bottles of liquor from the Walmart in just a matter of days.
"What they were doing was going in and stealing the alcohol, and then according to one of their admissions, they had said they were selling it for drugs on the street," Officer Turner said.
Officer Turner said the two suspects mainly exchanged the stolen booze for meth. It was a crime spree fueled by a dangerous drug addiction that has finally been brought to a halt.