Man attempting to conceal propane in backpack charged with shoplifting

Allan William Anderson, was arrested and charged with shoplifting first degree. (Source: MBPD)
Allan William Anderson, was arrested and charged with shoplifting first degree. (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) One man found himself behind bars Saturday night after he allegedly concealed multiple items from a Myrtle Beach Walmart within a backpack he found in the store.

An incident report obtained by WMBF News states that officers responded to Walmart on Seaboard Street in Myrtle Beach shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday in reference to a reported shoplifting in progress.

A witness told police they observed the suspect selecting a backpack from the display, removing its tags and then concealing other items from the store in the backpack and in his pockets.

Responding officers found the suspect in the sporting goods section of Walmart where most of the concealed items could be found. The officers searched the suspect for weapons and detained him while reviewing surveillance footage that shows the suspect attempting to conceal the items.

All of the items the suspect was attempting to steal on the video were found in the backpack, except for two other items the officers found in his pockets, the report states.

The concealed items include flashlights, propane tanks, fishing line, fishing line cutters and the backpack.

The suspect, 38-year-old Allan William Anderson, was arrested and charged with shoplifting first degree.

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