September 30, 2023
Stefan Egger

A suspected thief was arrested after a Lowe’s residence enchancment supervisor recognized him “with out hesitation.”

Stefan Egger, 30, of Summerfield was arrested this previous week on a trio of warrants charging him with felony grand theft.

The Poughkeepsie, N.Y. native has been charged in a sequence of thefts at Lowe’s on U.S. Hwy. 441 in Woman Lake. In an incident in February, Egger entered the shop and pushed a purchasing cart to the facility software part. He loaded the cart with instruments, together with two chainsaws, and headed for the gardening part. As soon as there, he put a big plant within the cart and exited the shop with out paying for the merchandise, in line with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. The gadgets taken in that incident have been valued at $915.

The incident was caught on the shop’s video surveillance. A deputy performed a photographic lineup with Lowe’s regional loss prevention supervisor, who recognized Egger “with out hesitation.”

Egger has a prolonged prison historical past. He was launched from a Florida jail in 2017 after serving time on theft and housebreaking fees. Egger was arrested in November 2019 after coming into Kohl’s in Woman Lake, placing on a pair of sneakers and operating from the shop. After he was apprehended, he instructed police he was “silly” and stated, “I’ll by no means do that once more, I swear. “