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Des Moines women arrested, 122 items recovered

 

(DES MOINES) AP--Two Des Moines women face theft charges after police say they tried to steal 122 items from a Wal-Mart.

Police charged 28-year-old Desiree Dawn Martinez and 18-year-old Paige Updike with second-degree theft Monday after they tried to leave the store with items worth more than $1,000. Items recovered included shoes, dresses, socks and diapers.

Police say the Updike tried to distract a Wal-Mart greeter at the south doors while Martinez left the store. On off-duty police officer stopped Martinez outside the store and Updike was also detained.

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