Two charged with stealing jewelry from Elizabeth City Walmart

Posted at 10:01 AM, Feb 17, 2014

Two people have been arrested for stealing jewelry from the Elizabeth City Walmart store.

Elizabeth City Police say on Friday, February 7th, two people broke into an unmanned jewelry cabinet in the store and stole 66 pieces of jewelry worth $2,450.

Investigators viewed video surveillance from the store and identified the two suspects as Calvin Shifflett Jr., 39, and Julie Ann Souers, 38, of Bridgewater, VA.

On February 14th, police received a call from Walmart reporting that two individuals were trying to return jewelry. Further investigation revealed that the items they were attempting to return were stolen from the Walmart in Williamsburg.

Officers responded to the Walmart and blocked off all exits in an attempt to find a gray-colored Nissan with Virginia tags that had previously been described as being the car Shifflett and Souers used.

Officers found both Shifflett and Souers in another area of the Walmart. They were both arrested on warrants for felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods.

While in the store they shoplifted other items and were subsequently charged for those items as well. The duo had also been previously banned from all Wal-Mart stores for a prior larceny case in Virginia, hence were charged with trespassing as well. They were placed on a $15,500 bond awaiting a February 17, 2014 first appearance hearing.