Ariz. man allegedly stole brews to pay bills

By: ABC News Email
By: ABC News Email
Angelo De Leon was arrested Wednesday after Phoenix police identified him as a suspect in the thefts.

Angelo De Leon was accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of beer. (Phoenix Police Department)

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Phoenix (ABC) -- An Arizona man is under arrest, suspected of being the culprit in a string of dozens of beer thefts from Phoenix area markets over a nine-month period, according to Phoenix police.

Angelo De Leon was arrested Wednesday after Phoenix police identified him as a suspect in the thefts. Police said they identified De Leon after reviewing camera footage at Circle K markets throughout the region.

According to police, De Leon was booked on 54 counts of organized retail theft, accused of making 54 beer thefts during a nine-month period, totalling $6,877.97 worth of merchandise. De Leon was arrested after he was reported to be acting strangely on a roadway.

According to police, De Leon said he was selling the beer to pay his bills.


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