LAWRENCEVILLE -- Police have arrested a Snellville man they believe made a habit of simply walking out of Walmart with stacks of flat-screen televisions.
Arrested Wednesday, Koso Lenga, 28, is charged with multiple counts of felony shoplifting spanning back to October. Warrants indicate Lenga stole at least 12 televisions, totalling thousands of dollars in losses.
Lenga allegedly hit the same Walmart at 6300 Collins Hill Road in Lawrenceville on three separate occasions -- Oct. 27, Dec. 23 and Jan. 15. The thefts occurred between 3 and 4:30 a.m., warrants show.
The stolen televisions ranged in size from 32 to 47 inches. Some had 3D capabilities.
According to a Lawrenceville police report from the first incident, a man fitting Lenga's description spoke to an employee in the electronics department about 3 a.m., loaded three TVs into a shopping cart, walked to the gardening section and fled through doors that sounded an alarm.
"He was then met by a small, dark-colored SUV or hatchback vehicle," a responding officer wrote. "The driver ... assisted the suspect in loading the televisions ... before leaving the store."
Employees responded within a couple minutes, but the suspects were gone, the report states.
Lenga remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond. Records show he's also being held for agencies in DeKalb and Cobb counties.