Three arrests made after $2,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Robinson Wal-Mart

WTHI Photo, David Essex
WTHI Photo, David Essex

ROBINSON, Ill. (WTHI) – The Robinson Police Department made several arrests and recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise on Wednesday.

RPD stated they were called to Wal-Mart in Robinson for reports of a large theft. Within minutes of the report, a Palestine Police Officer stopped a vehicle with two of the three suspects who were involved.

Police arrested Dirk Elkins, 32 of Jasonville, and Rusty L. McCoy, 30 of Vincennes. Then, a short while later, Robinson Police arrested Billy J. McCoy, 34 Vincennes, who was on foot in the area. “The third suspect was located due to a diligent employee at a nearby business,” Robinson Police stated. 

Officials report an estimated $2,000 worth of stolen merchandise was recovered.

“This was a great example of teamwork between law enforcement agencies, the victim, and the public,” a release from Robinson Police stated. “Retail theft affects all of us. While you are out shopping this Christmas season, be diligent to what is going on around you. Protect yourself, your property, and report suspicious activities.”