LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) – Police say a man in Largo cashed his paycheck only to have it stolen right before his eyes. And to add insult to injury, the suspect beat him up.
The incident unfolded at a Walmart located at 2677 Roosevelt Blvd.
According to a release, the victim had just cashed his paycheck at the customer service area when a man behind him snatched the cash off the counter and made a mad dash for the parking lot.
Surveillance video shows the victim chasing the culprit outside of the store. Police said he was battered by the suspect, who fled the scene in a white van.
On Thursday, Largo police asked for the public’s assistance in finding the suspect. On Friday morning, police arrested 26-year-old Chad Alves-Cardoso in connection with the crime. Police said he made a full confession in the case. He was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail.
Alves-Cardoso was arrested just last week on a criminal mischief charge.
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