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Police make 2 weekend arrests at Athens Walmart

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Green and Prince were arrested after separate incidents at the Walmart store over the weekend. Green and Prince were arrested after separate incidents at the Walmart store over the weekend.
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

The Athens Walmart was the location of two separate theft cases over the weekend.

The first incident took place Saturday evening, when a 64-year-old woman told officers a man stole her purse from the child seat of her shopping cart. The man reportedly ran through the store and out the front entrance.

Store employees flagged down an officer and told him the suspect was hiding under a motor home in the parking lot.

Officers arrested Justin Cole Green on charges of first-degree theft. The woman's purse was returned to her.

Sunday afternoon, Athens police again visited the Walmart on a theft call. An employee showed investigators security footage of a man placing stolen items inside a vehicle.

Officers blocked the man's vehicle and began questioning him. During questioning, the man attempted to run away, but was quickly apprehended.

Inside the man's vehicle were a computer, beer, and other items totaling more than $600 that were then returned to the store.

Markus Prince was arrested and charged with first-degree theft.

Prince and Green were each transferred to the county jail after being booked.

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