On September 16 at approximately 3:15 p.m. a Loss Prevention agent working at the Sears, 301 Colorado Ave., saw the suspect enter the store and recognized him from a previous theft.

After entering the men’s clothing section, the suspect grabbed two shirts off a rack and concealed them under his clothes. Shortly afterward, the suspect bypassed the cash registers and left the store without paying for the item. The agent waiting by the door immediately stopped the suspect.

The suspect handed the shirts to the agent, and then pushed him and started running away. Santa Monica police officers were dispatched to the area and located the suspect near the 1700 block of Ocean Front Walk.

The suspect was positively identified by the loss prevention agent and taken into custody. Eleazar Lopez, 20, homeless, was arrested for shoplifting. Bail was set at $5,000.

Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.