Serial thief caught again trying to steal over $240 in items from Walmart

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50-year-old Mark Artis was charged with burglary and theft of merchandise after he was caught trying to steal $243 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Dickerson Pike. According to court records, he has been convicted of theft 8 times since August 2012 and had 2 other charges dismissed.

On August 12th, police responded to a shoplifting call at Walmart on 3458 Dickerson Pike, where loss prevention had a shoplifter in custody. Artis was caught on camera changing clothes with unpaid merchandise and trying to leave out of a closed side-door. He then tried to leave normally but was stopped and escorted to the loss prevention office. Walmart Loss Prevention held Artis in custody for the attempted theft of $243.05 in merchandise.

Mark Artis (MNPD)
Mark Artis (MNPD)

When police arrived and looked up Mark’s history, they found he had been convicted on charges of theft of merchandise “more than 5” times in Davidson County. He was also trespassed from Walmart properties on August 2018. Artis was immediately taken into custody by authorities.

Mark Artis was arrested and charged with burglary and theft of merchandise. His bond was set at $20,000.

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