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Crime Stoppers: Tip leads authorities to man accused of stealing from Walmart stores

Brandon Wheeler (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Brandon Wheeler (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Investigators said a man wanted by law enforcement officers for allegedly stealing from Walmart stores was captured Monday because of a Crime Stoppers tip.

Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Brandon Wheeler, 27, also known as Snowflake, was wanted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said Wheeler was banned from entering Walmart stores in the Baton Rouge area due to his theft history with them.

They added he allegedly stole from two more Walmart stores in East Baton Rouge Parish in December and January.

He was booked on charges of felony theft, simple burglary and entry after being forbidden.

His bond was set at $17,500.

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