Las Vegas man accused of stealing $11K in instruments from dwelling enchancment retailer over 6 weeks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas man is going through expenses after he allegedly stole quite a few welders and different objects totaling greater than $11,000 over a interval of six weeks after which offered them for a revenue.

Adam Gilliland, 35, was arrested on March 9 throughout a automobile cease after police noticed a pickup truck, lately spray painted with a mismatched license plate. The day earlier than the arrest, Las Vegas Metropolitan police had launched pictures from a surveillance digital camera of two suspects in a string of thefts at dwelling enchancment shops. A kind of suspects is now recognized as Gilliland.

LVMPD releases pictures of two suspects in dwelling enchancment retailer thefts. The suspect on the appropriate is later recognized as Adam Gilliland. (Credit score: LVMPD)

Based on the arrest report, Gilliland focused Lowe’s dwelling enchancment shops no less than 9 instances from Dec. 26, 2022, by Feb. 14, 2023, to steal objects to resell them. The report mentioned he stole 9 welders, 2 instruments and batteries, 1 generator, and a stress washer in addition to another objects. He used the identical approach throughout many of the thefts.

Gilliland would ask a gross sales affiliate to unlock a safety case and take out an costly software for him to buy and he would put it in his cart and head towards the cashier with the gross sales affiliate accompanying him. Nevertheless, when he obtained to the cashier, he would run with the cart out of the shop and put the stolen merchandise in a white pickup truck, and drive off, the report acknowledged.

At one retailer, “The affiliate makes an attempt to confront Gilliland when Gilliland acknowledged, “don’t attempt to cease me” and reaches into his pocket as if to seize a weapon, in accordance with the report.

A police officer who had carried out investigations involving Gilliland previously reviewed a automobile cease made on Gilliland in early February and confirmed it was him and he was in the identical white Dodge Ram pickup that had been seen on surveillance movies on the theft scenes, the report mentioned.

Gilliland was attributable to make his preliminary look in Justice Court docket this morning on 11 counts of housebreaking of a enterprise and 1 courtroom of collaborating in organized retail theft.

Police didn’t launch data on the opposite suspect.

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