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Trio arrested for stealing Nintendo DS's from Target; getaway vehicle was stolen

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Three people are behind bars after getting caught in the midst of a shoplifting spree Monday night.

Scottsbluff Police were dispatched to the Scottsbluff Target in reference to a shoplifting that was in progress.

Police say that George and McKayla Cantu, as well as Shelly Cervantes were caught on surveillance cameras stealing several Nintendo DS systems from the electronics section. They say George was in possession of the stolen items, while the females acted as lookouts.

When Police and Target's Loss Prevention Officer attempted to make contacted with George Cantu as he was leaving, he began to run out the front doors.

He was taken to the ground, and one DS system was located in his waistband and pant leg. He told officers that he had stolen five or six Nintendo DSs from Target and Walmart in the past few days.

A VIN search of their vehicle revealed that the car was stolen out of Greeley, Colorado.

All three were arrested on charges of shoplifting and possession of a stolen vehicle. George Cantu is also charged with resisting arrest.

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