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Cops: Couple robbed Wal-Mart to support drug habits

(WHEATON) A west suburban couple committed a string of robberies at Wal-Mart stores to support their drug addictions, according to police.

David Schell / photo from the DuPage County sheriff’s office
David Schell / photo from the DuPage County sheriff’s office

The couple stole items including power tools, electric razors and calculators from Wal-Mart stores in unincorporated DuPage County, then sold them to pawn shops to support their drug habits, according to the DuPage County sheriff’s office.

They allegedly sold more than $4,000 in stolen property in two months, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

David Schell, 25, of the 2300 block of Appleby Drive in Wheaton is charged with two counts of burglary and three counts of retail theft, police said.

Heather Arnold, 24, of the 300 block of Ash Lane in Glen Ellyn faces two counts of burglary and two counts of retail theft.

Arnold is being held on a $75,000 bond at the DuPage County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. Schell will appear in bond court Wednesday.