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Police catch 3 for Lehighton Walmart shoplifting after chase into Lehigh County

Published On: Nov 26 2012 06:23:48 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 26 2012 01:39:38 PM EST

Police nab 3 for Walmart theft


Carbon County authorities have captured three people they say tried to steal a shopping cart full of electronics from the Lehighton Walmart on Route 443.

The incident started around 4:30 a.m. Monday and the three apparently shot a paintball gun, but no paint shells or paint were found.

The three robbers led police on a short chase into Lehigh County.


Police took two men and a woman into custody in Laurys Station around 5:15 a.m.

There's no word on their identities.