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Two Odessa men caught shoplifting at same Odessa store

Matt Vanness (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office) Matt Vanness (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office)
Baxter Turner (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office) Baxter Turner (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

Two Odessa men were caught shoplifting from the same store on the same day at two different times.

The first happened just after 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon at Home Depot in Odessa.

Police say Matt Vanness, 47, took off with $119 worth of goods without even trying to pay.

Investigators say he had prior convictions out of Midland and Ector County.

Five hours later, police also arrested Baxter Turner, 46.

Police say he was trying to get away with $57 worth of merchandise.

They say he had three prior convictions out of Ector County.

Both men are charged with theft of property with at least two prior convictions.

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