Police arrest Brandon Kmart jewelry thieves

9:49 AM, Oct 24, 2012   |    comments
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Brandon, Florida -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office credits the release of surveillance video on YouTube that ultimately lead to tips identifying the two people who stole over $1,500 in necklaces from a Brandon Kmart. 

Detectives say on Oct. 12, Matthew Cooper and Shanon Parker walked into the Kmart in the 1600 block of West Brandon Boulevard and bee-lined it to the jewelry counter where on of them forced open the display case and stole five chains totaling approximately $1,600.

Photo Gallery: Kmart necklace robbers

They then split up and as Parker got the car, Cooper walked out through the garden center and was picked up by Parker outside.

Cooper, 22, and Parker, 39, have been charged with Grand Theft. Parker faces additional charges for violating his probation on previous crimes.

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