Man Arrested After Allegedly Fleeing Home Depot With $1,000 in Merchandise

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A 25-year-old Richmond man was arrested Sunday morning after fleeing the Home Depot in Vacaville with a shopping cart containing $1,000 in merchandise.

The store reported the theft and a loss prevention agent provided police with a vehicle license number and description of the getaway car.

A nearby officer spotted and stopped the car, arresting Flavio Cesar Villegas-Gallardo of Richmond, who was booked for grand theft and violation of probation.

Merchandise in the car was recovered, police said.

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