On August 29 at approximately 12:30 p.m., the suspect entered the Rite Aid pharmacy at 1331 Wilshire Blvd and quickly placed a bracelet in his pocket. The suspect then walked around the store and continued putting other items into his pockets; such as memory cards, a portable speaker, and some lighters. Loss prevention agents were watching the suspect as he concealed the items and saw him walk toward the store’s front door without paying for them at the register. An alarm sounded as the suspect walked past the sensors at the front door, so a loss prevention agent detained the suspect outside and called for police. The suspect surrendered the items and was eventually taken into custody, then booked at the Santa Monica jail. A check of the suspect’s criminal history showed he was on probation for similar thefts. Jake Adam Wagenhals, 33, transient, had bail set at $10,000.

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