Man arrested for allegedly breaking into ML Walmart, stealing shotgun

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MOSES LAKE - The Moses Lake Police Department has apprehended a man who is suspected of breaking into the local Walmart and stealing a number of items, including a shotgun.

Alberto A. Ramirez, 27, was allegedly observed on camera making entry into the Moses Lake Walmart by breaking a glass door into the store’s garden center just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, police said. The man caught on camera was observed filling a duffle bag with items from the sporting goods department before breaking the rifle display cabinet with a hammer and stealing a shotgun.

Police arrested Ramirez shortly after 8 a.m. in the Moses Lake Warming Center parking lot after recognizing him from surveillance footage. The stolen items were not found in his possession.

Emry Dinman can be reached via email at edinman@columbiabasinherald.com.

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