Austin man accused of trying to steal more than $1,200 in Walmart merchandise


Patrick Malloy. (Photo courtesy of Austin Police)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police arrested a man accused of trying to steal more than $1200 worth of stuff from a south Austin Walmart.

On Monday, officers responded to the Walmart at Southpark Meadows located at 9300 S. Interstate 35 for a disturbance call. The caller said a man wearing a camouflage jacket and tan pants stole “a bunch of electronics,” according to an arrest affidavit.

A caller told police she saw the man walk out of the store with a shopping cart, walk to the I-35 service road and dump some of the merchandise into the grass.

When officers arrived, they spoke to Walmart loss prevention employee who said 35-year-old Patrick Malloy had chosen some merchandise and cut the security devices off of the items.

He then said Malloy allegedly loaded a cart with those items and walked out of the store without paying for it.

The affidavit said he stole:

  • Two long-sleeve shirts
  • Two pairs of shoes
  • Two watches
  • A pair of pants
  • Two speakers
  • Three headsets
  • Boots
  • A TV
  • A stereo
  • Two boxes of band aids

Police said the items totaled at $1,398.90.

Malloy is charged with theft.

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