Friday, May 15, 2009

Deputies: Man Used Child To Help Him Steal

A 47-year-old man was arrested Thursday after deputies say he used a child to help him steal electronics from a Target store in April.

Leonardo Jesus Nunez, 6475 College Park Circle, Unit 108, East Naples, was charged with grand theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Arrest reports say Nunez stole electronic items including MP3 players and global positioning systems from Target Superstore, 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd., Golden Gate, on April 22.

Nunez removed the items from their packaging, concealed them and then left the store without paying for them. The items were valued at $539.96.

Nunez returned to the store on April 23 and took GPS units and MP3 players, which he removed from their packaging and concealed inside a purse. He then gave the purse to a child who left the store without paying for the items, reports said. The items were valued at $599.96.