Thief busted after police scan ankle ID bracelet

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This suspect learned hard lesson: Don’t lie about identity if you’re wearing an ankle bracelet.

St Louis County Prosecutors have charged 37-year-old John Thomure of St. Charles with felony stealing after he was busted trying to walk out of the Saks Fifth Avenue store at Plaza Frontenac with clothing.

Police allege Thomure was observed removing several items of clothing from displays in the store and leaving without paying. The items were valued at $889.00. Prosecutors charge that Thomure’s friend then tried to return the clothing for a refund. When Thomure was confronted, he tried to run but was apprehended. He gave police a false name and fake driver’s license. Police knew Thomure was lying when they discovered a bracelet on his ankle used by monitoring by the Missouri Probation and Parole Department. The bracelet indicated Thomure’s true identity.

The stolen items were recovered and returned to Saks.

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