A 34-year-0ld Langley woman was arrested last week after she allegedly loaded up a shopping cart with $1,700 worth of goods and fleeing the store.
Just before 10 a.m., Langley RCMP were called about a theft in progress at the Wal-Mart off 202nd Street and 66th Avenue.
A woman had been seen leaving with a cart piled with items including clothing and meat, among other things, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
Staff provided a description of the woman to police, and she was quickly located and arrested.
The cart was also found, still full of goods.
Officers also found a vehicle thought to be associated with the suspect, and saw it was filled with more goods. They seized another $2,000 worth of stolen property and began a second investigation.
The woman arrested is allegedly subject to a recognizance order, and is under a condition to not be within 100 metres of any Wal-Mart.
Police will recommend charges against the woman, said Largy.