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CHARLESTON -- A Neoga man was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $2,000 worth of electronics from the Charleston Walmart and Verizon Wireless store Friday and Saturday.

Charleston police say Dustin R. Drum, 28, was seen on video surveillance  entering Walmart on Friday and removing two display laptops and a display iPad. Saturday, he was observed on video at the Verizon store at 15 West Lincoln Ave. removing an iPhone 8 from the display counter before leaving the store, Charleston police report.  

Drum, who was arrested in Effingham on Monday for retail theft, was placed under arrest and extradited back to Coles County, where he was placed in the Coles County jail based on charges of multiple counts of burglary.


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Contact Jarad Jarmon at (217) 238-6839. Follow him on Twitter: @JJarmonReporter

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