PARKESBURG — A 23-year-old man wanted for allegedly stealing from the Exton Walmart was arrested Wednesday following a traffic stop, according to the West Whiteland Police Department.
Police said Samuel Sizemore Jr., of Kinzers, was arrested after a surveillance operation in Lancaster County resulted in a traffic stop in Parkesburg. Samuel Sizemore Sr., who was driving the car, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from Lancaster, police said.
According to police, Sizemore Jr. and 22-year-old Tyler Jones of Coatesville on June 23 walked out of the store with $472 worth of unpaid merchandise. They later returned $173 worth of merchandise for store credit. The next day the two returned and walked out of the store with about $290 worth of unpaid merchandise, according to investigators.
On June 25 the two men visited the store for the third time in three days, according to police. It was one visit too many, as store employees identified the men while they were attempting to return more merchandise for store credit, police said.
Jones was arrested at the store, but investigators were unable to locate Sizemore until Wednesday. Sizemore Jr. was unable to post bail and was transported to Chester County Prison pending a July 22, 2013 preliminary hearing.
Sizemore Sr. was turned over to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and returned to Lancaster County.
Parkesburg police assisted West Whiteland police with the traffic stop and arrest.