Police say West Lebanon shoplifters right back at it


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Just a month after being busted two men are allegedly caught again

LEBANON, NH- A Goshen man who was arrested last month and charged with participating in a series of thefts of expensive electronics items from the West Lebanon Walmart Store was arrested again by Lebanon Police on Friday, this time for allegedly removing over $800 worth of merchandise from the nearby Kohl's department store.

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    Police said that Merrell and another man, later identified as Timothy Wainwright, 41, of Springfield, Vermont were spotted allegedly concealing items under their clothing and then sneaking them out of the store without paying for them on Friday. 

Frank Merrell, 34, of Goshen, New Hampshire is being held for lack of $10,000 bail

    Police said that when one of Kohl's loss prevention employees confronted Merrell outside the store he reportedly attempted to conceal the stolen merchandise underneath a car in the parking lot while Wainwright fled the scene.

    Merrell had been arrested a month ago and charged with theft before being released on $5,000 with a citation ordering him to appear for arraignment on April 17th at the Lebanon District Court.

    Wainwright was one of four Vermont residents for whom arrest warrants were issued in February for their alleged roles in the shoplifting sprees after police identified them as suspects with the help of tips from the public after surveillance camera images were released to the press.

    Merrell was arraigned Monday on felony charges of theft and falsifying physical evidence before being ordered held at the Grafton County House of Corrections for lack of $10,000 bail.

    Police have once again issued a warrant for Timothy Wainwright.

Timothy Wainwright, 41, of Springfield, Vermont is being sought by Lebanon Police

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