NP Man Charged with Third Offense Shoplifting

Posted 12 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Frank Burns

Frank Burns

Two North Platte men face charges after they are accused of stealing from Wal-Mart.

At around 4:oo pm on Sunday afternoon, Officers with the North Platte Police Department responded to a report of two suspicious males at the Wal-Mart.  Loss Prevention employees told police the two suspects had shop lifted multiple items.

Responding Officers made contact with the suspects, 26-year-old Frank Burns and 24-year-old Jeremy Torres, walking near the store.  Upon searching the subjects, they discovered about $138.00 worth of stolen items on Burns.

Burns was arrested and charged with Theft by Shoplifting.  This was Burns’ third shoplifting offense, making it a felony charge.

Torres was charged with Aiding and Abetting Theft by Shoplifting, a misdemeanor.

Torres was cited and released, Burns was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center.


  • xyz

    Shoplifting absolutely irritates me. That selfish act directly affects so many hard working people at the store and the people who actually pay for their items when a store has to raise prices to compensate. People lose their jobs, in many cases their family’s financial support system, over little pukes like this. Infuriating.

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