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Electronics theft foiled at Alexandria Walmart

A suspect who tried to wheel a shopping cart full of electronic items out of the Alexandria Walmart without paying didn’t get very far, according to police.

Officers were called to a theft in progress at Walmart at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday.

A suspect, later identified as Dustin Lee Miller, 34, of West Fargo, North Dakota, had allegedly placed $549 worth of electronic items in a cart.

When he was stopped by the store’s loss prevention personnel, Miller dumped the items and fled, said police.

Miller was then picked up by Jeneice Alisha Franklin, 35, of Moorhead, whom police say was waiting for him in the parking lot.

The two fled the area in a Ford Explorer and drove east on Interstate 94. Alexandria police caught up with the vehicle and arrested Miller and Franklin for gross misdemeanor theft.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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