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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 11:57 am

SARASOTA - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three Charlotte County they say walked out of a Sarasota Walmart with two flat screen televisions they didn't pay for.

According to the sheriff's office, store loss prevention at the Cattlemen Road Walmart contacted deputies around 6:00pm Tuesday night after seeing two customers leave without paying for two large televisions.

Deputies located the suspects in the parking lot and both tried to flee the scene but were quickly taken into custody. Deputies approached a third suspect who was waiting for the men in a red Ford Explorer but he sped away, accelerating past other vehicles and shoppers.

Deputies stopped the suspect at Casa Del Sol and took him into custody.

26-year-old Sean Joyce and 32-year-old Carlos Richart, both of Punta Gorda, each of whom have criminal histories in Sarasota County, have been charged with Grand Theft and Resisting an Officer without Violence.

26-year-old Bruce Swartz of Port Charlotte is charged with Principal to Grand Theft, Reckless Driving and Resisting Arrest without Violence.

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