Witness Helps ID Man Accused of Stealing TVs

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

COLLEGE STATION An observant customer at the College Station Wal-Mart helped police track down a man accused of stealing two televisions in June.

On Saturday June 15th, College Station officers met with asset protection employees about an alleged theft that happened the day before. Surveillance video showed a black male taking two 32" Emerson LED flat screen television out of the store. Through the course of the investigation, detectives found out that a customer noticed the man take the TVs and called dispatch. The customer wrote down the license plate of the vehicle he saw the man load the TVs into.

On June 18th, another detective with College Station PD took the case over and recognized the man in the surveillance video from previous investigation. Detectives say that 30-year-old Michael Lacharles Cole was seen in the video taking the TVs out of the store.

Cole has been twice convicted of theft. In June of 2004 he was found guilty of theft by check in Brazos County. In August of the same year, he was found guilty of theft in Travis County.

Cole was arrested and charged with theft of property with two or more convictions. He's in the Brazos County Jail under $90,000 bond.

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