September 29, 2023
Mark Anthony Sanchez

A Villager was arrested within the alleged theft of beer and potato chips at a Publix grocery retailer.

Mark Anthony Sanchez, 49, of the Village of Rio Ponderosa, was stopped at about 3 p.m. Wednesday as he was strolling down a sidewalk close to the Publix at La Plaza Grande, in line with an arrest report from the Girl Lake Police Division. Officers have been investigating a theft reported by retailer administration.

The New York native admitted he had stolen a four-pack of Metal beer and bag of Ruffles potato chips.

Video surveillance confirmed he had bought a sandwich on the retailer’s deli. He positioned the beer and the potato chips within the bag with the sandwich and left the shop. The worth of the beer and chips was $13.78.

He had been caught on surveillance in a second incident during which he stole popcorn hen from the identical retailer.

A felony historical past verify revealed Sanchez has been convicted of theft in 2022 and 2023.

He was arrested on two counts of theft and booked on the Lake County Jail. Due the earlier theft conviction, every new rely was elevated to a felony cost. Bond was set at $4,000.