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Hobbs Couple Caught Trying to Steal Items From Walmart

HOBBS, NM (KWES) -

A couple in Hobbs was caught trying to steal items from a Walmart.

Police say Michael Breed stuffed more than 70 items inside a backpack.

He then left the backpack in the garden department.

According to the criminal complaint, Amber Bone picked it up.

She tried leaving but noticed loss prevention watching her.

Bone then tried another exit and that's when she was stopped.

Authorities caught Breed in the parking lot.

They say more than $500 of items were stolen.

The couple told officers they were homeless and didn't know what else to do.

While searching Bones' purse, they found some pills.

Police say she didn't have a prescription for them.

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