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Two arrested after $5K in razor blades stolen

Posted: 1:41 PM, Mar 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-15 09:13:07Z

Two men were arrested after $5,000 worth of unopened shaving razor blades were stolen from at least two Walmarts, according to Stuart police. 

One of the incidents happened on March 13 at a Walmart in Stuart. 

Police say a witness reported the theft and followed the suspect's white BMW from a safe distance. The suspect's vehicle reached high speeds and the witness lost sight of it. 

The suspects, Michael Castaneda and Victor Marquez of Lake Worth, were located and arrested by Stuart police during a traffic stop. 

According to officials, $1,300 worth of blades was taken from the Stuart Walmart and the other stolen merchandise was linked to a Walmart in a neighboring jurisdiction. 

"Due to the high retail value of shaving razor blades, they are commonly stolen and sold online," said police. 

They suspects were charged with grand theft. Additional charges are likely.