NP Man Charged with Third Offense Shoplifting

Posted 1 year 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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