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Walmart employees tipped off to alleged shoplifter

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Arthur L. Lloyd (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) Arthur L. Lloyd (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Louisville man had an elaborate plan to steal DVDs worth hundreds of dollars from a Walmart in south Louisville but store employees were ready for him.

According to the arrest report, employees at the Walmart on the Outer Loop had received notification via emails that 49-year-old Arthur L. Lloyd intended to steal numerous movies from that location.

Walmart employees were advised that Lloyd planned to use a Styrofoam cooler lined with aluminum foil to defeat the detectors at the front of the store (aluminum foil prevents the detectors from sounding).

Loss prevention officials at the store watched as Lloyd attempted to leave the story without paying. Police were called and Lloyd was arrested.

Investigators say Lloyd admitted to taking the DVDs and told police he had done it several times in the past as a way of generating income since he has been laid off.

Lloyd was taken to Louisville Metro Corrections and charged with theft by unlawful taking and organized crime.

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