Two Deerfield men charged with shoplifting at Walmart 


Staff Writer
Published: 3/22/2019 4:02:39 PM

NORTHAMPTON – Two Deerfield men were arrested Thursday night at the Walmart on North King Street for stealing baby formula and various other merchandise.

on 10 shoplifting charges between them, all of which involved allegedly stealing baby formula. 

Christopher Lewis Johnson, 37, and Robert Lewis Johnson, 56, were each charged with one count of shoplifting more than $250 by concealing merchandise and four charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise. 

Police had responded to the Walmart around 5:28 p.m. in response to an alleged shoplifting in progress and were informed that an older man had exited the store and entered a vehicle outside.

Police say they located another man inside the Walmart, who was allegedly pushing a shopping cart that contained a blue jean jacket, which had had its internal lining cut open. Five cans of baby formula were allegedly concealed inside the jacket’s lining.  Other officers found the second alleged shoplifter outside and allegedly found other stolen merchandise on him.

In addition to the baby formula, police allege the two men stole three boxes of Crest White Strips, one box of Rogaine and four New England Patriots hats, worth a total value of $279.

According to police, the two men have been caught on camera stealing baby formula at the Walmart on four other occasions earlier this year. 

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