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Deputies arrest sledgehammer wielding thief caught on camera smashing display case, stealing watches

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 16:32:59-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies arrested a man suspected of smashing a display case with a sledgehammer and stealing watches at a local jewelry store.

Back in May, the sledgehammer wielding thief was caught on camera walking into a Helzberg Diamonds store at Tampa Premium Outlet Mall and used a concealed sledgehammer to smash open a glass display case.

On Wednesday, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as Khali Felton.

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Felton was charged with first-degree grand theft.

At the time of the theft, deputies said Felton stole several Rolex watches and placed them into a plastic bag before leaving the store.