Three Washington D.C. men were arrested on Wednesday by Howard County Police after police said they stole two tablet computers from Sears inside the Mall in Columbia.
Police said the men asked to see the tablets in a display case and when the salesperson opened the case, one of the men shoved the clerk while another took the two tablets around 12:50 p.m. on March 20.
The men ran out of the store and drove away in a 2003 Dodge Caravan, but were followed by a witness who saw the incident, according to police.
Police caught up to the Caravan, but the men failed to stop, and while attempting to flee collided into another vehicle. No one was injured in the collision, said police.
Police apprehended the three men after a foot chase. The vehicle was later confirmed to be stolen from Montgomery County, according to police.
The three men arrested were Jeffrey Clinton Taylor, 18; Richard Randolph Richardson, 20; and Eric Charles Bacon, 22. They are being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $250,000 bail, according to police.
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