Washington Police Department

Two people were arrested for stealing from one local store after trying to return items at another store.

Washington police said a 33-year-old man from Rosebud and a 37-year-old woman from St. Louis are facing stealing charges from an incident Sunday, Sept. 24. Police said the couple took items from Schnucks and was caught with the stolen items at Walmart in Washington.

“Whatever items they stole from Schnucks, they were trying to return to Walmart,” Washington Police Detective Sgt. Steve Sitzes said.

A witness called police and said he spotted two people stealing items from Schnucks in the 2000 block of Washington Crossing. When police arrived, the couple was gone. However, the same witness said he later saw the same couple in the same vehicle at Walmart.

Police were able to catch up with the couple at Walmart and made an arrest.