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2nd suspect charged in stealing electronics at Lufkin Walmart

Nathan Rachal. (Source: Angelina County Jail.) Nathan Rachal. (Source: Angelina County Jail.)
Kendrick Triggs. (Source: Angelina County Jail.) Kendrick Triggs. (Source: Angelina County Jail.)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Authorities have arrested a man accused of working with another man in stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics at a Lufkin Walmart in June 2011.

Nathan B. Rachal, 21, is charged with state-jail felony theft.

According to an arrest affidavit, Rachal worked with Kendrick D. Triggs, 22, of Shreveport, La., on June 28 to steal three Xoom Wi-Fi's and five RIM Playbooks, valued at $4,292.

Surveillance video recorded at 12:36 a.m. showed two suspects enter the parking lot in a black car and walk into the electronics section. At 1:13 a.m., the thinner of the two suspects broke into a locked case and took the items. He then concealed them in a container inside of a shopping cart. At 1:16 a.m., he was shown taking them to the garden section of the store.

According to the affidavit, the video shows the thinner suspect conceal the items near the north fence of the garden section. At 1:23 a.m., the suspects are shown driving up to the garden section of the store and stopping. The suspects then raised the hood and the trunk of the car to make it appear the vehicle and broken down. The thinner suspect is then seen walking over to the garden center fence and returning with the stolen items and putting them into the vehicle, while the heavier suspect acted as a look-out.

According to the arrest affidavit, investigators were able to use surveillance video to link the suspects to at least two other theft incidents, the first which occurred on May 19, 2011.  The affidavit stated 14 Nintendo 3 DS players, worth more than $3,000 were stolen from the Lufkin Walmart electronics department. The suspects were connected to another theft on July 28, 2011, in which 12 Apple iPads were stolen, valued at $7,598.

Lufkin Police handed the case off to the Department of Public Safety in October. Walmart loss prevention later told authorities that a group of suspects had been arrested in Natchitoches, La., for the same type of thefts. Natchitoches Police then identified the suspects in the video Rachal and Kendrick D. Triggs, the heavier suspect.

DPS obtained a warrant for Triggs' arrest Feb. 7, 2012.

Rachal was arrested and booked into the Angelina County Jail on Thursday, where he is being held without bond, as of 11 a.m. Friday.

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