Attempted shoplifting thwarted at Walmart

Four people were charged with burglary for attempting to steal over $1,200 in merchandise from the Poulsbo Walmart on April 21.

Victoria J. Pangelinan, 21 and Jennifer A. Roman, 24, are charged with second-degree burglary, and Vanessa L. Pangelinan, 20, and Joseph Z. Aguinaldo, 22, all of Bremerton, are charged with second degree burglary as accomplices.

Kitsap County Sheriff deputies were called to Walmart at 21200 Olhava Way in Poulsbo just before 7 p.m. April 21 for an attempted theft. Two females with a child tried to leave the store with two shopping carts full of merchandise that set off the door alarms. One of the women said someone else inside the store had their receipt, but when an employee took the cart inside the store, the suspects left.

Surveillance video shows Victoria Pangelinan and Roman shopping in the store, filling the carts with blue reusable shopping bags and $1,290.70 worth of merchandise. The video also showed the women getting into a yellow Mitsubishi Lancer.

Both Victoria and Roman were arrested in the past for similar crimes at the Bremerton Walmart and a Port Orchard store. Victoria was banned from any Walmart store.

Officers identified Vanessa Pangelinan and Aguinaldo as the people in the yellow car, who admitted knowing the other women intended to steal.All four were booked into Kitsap County Jail at $20,000 bail each.


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