A second man is wanted in connection with a shoplifting at the Blair Walmart in February.

Anthony Stokes, 27, is charged with theft by unlawful taking, $501-$1,499, subsequent offense, a Class 4 felony; and conspiracy, a Class 4 felony.

A warrant was issued for Stokes' arrest on April 12.

According to an arrest affidavit, Blair police were dispatched to Walmart, 1882 Holly St., at approximately 1:51 a.m. Feb. 12 for a shoplifting that had just occurred.

An employee told officers three men had entered the store, leaving 10 minutes later with carts filled with items. They did not pay for the items. The witness told officers the men got into a red SUV and fled southbound.

Officers located several discarded items strewn about Holly Street, some with security devices still attached. Two carts were also found in a front parking stall with some merchandise still inside. The total amount of the merchandise taken was $852.

Surveillance video showed three men enter the store at 1:20 a.m. One was wearing a gray hoodie with a white logo on the front and jeans. The second was tall with a large build, dark goatee, wearing a black coat and black sweat pants. The third was wearing a blue hoodie and jeans.

After filling the carts with various merchandise, the suspects gathered near the produce section at the front of the store. When an employee left the entrance area, they ran out and quickly loaded items in the vehicle and drove off with the rear hatch still ajar.

Officers identified the man in the gray hoodie as Stokes. Stokes is on probation for felony shoplifting, according to the report.

Another man, Harry Schneckloth, 41, is also charged with theft by unlawful taking in this case. He is a known associate of Stokes.

A warrant for Scheckloth's arrest was issued March 29. The third man has not yet been charged.

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