By Ryan Yousefi
A Delray Beach man was arrested after a string of incidents occurring at Target, stores where he would attempt to return unpaid merchandise.
Allan Todd Keystone, 51, was arrested and charged with retail grand theft on May 29 after Coral Springs Police officers located and identified him.
Security footage taken on March 1 from Target at 4400 N State Road 7, showed Keystone entering the store where he grabbed a cart, then obtained plastic bags from an empty checkout counter. He then roamed around the store, filling the bags with items including ink cartridges, expensive Lego sets, and a vacuum cleaner worth $300.
The police report shows, in total, Keystone had over $2,000 in merchandise in his cart at the time he approached the customer service counter, where he attempted to return the items inside of the bags to appear as if he had purchased them.
After being denied the transactions by suspicious associates, he exited the store with the merchandise without paying.
The Coral Springs Police Department was alerted to the crime and given a description of Keystone.
An alert went out to Target stores in the surrounding areas, and on March 5, Keystone returned to a location in Delray Beach.
Target alerted officers that a man was who fit the description of Keystone was attempting a similar crime at their location. Officers arrived and detained the man, who was later identified as Keystone.
Days later, Keystone was entered into a photo lineup where he was positively identified as the same man who stole merchandise from the Coral Springs location on March 1.
After reviewing the case, Target decided to press charges. Keystone was placed under arrest and transported to Coral Springs Police Department for booking and later transferred to the Broward County jail.
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- Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
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