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9, 12 and 16-Year-Old Charged with Stealing Video Games

The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Two Newport boys, ages 9 and 12, and a 16-year-old Middletown boy, were arrested around 4:10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, for receiving stolen goods charges.

The boys were caught on surveillance tape shoplifting several video games from Walmart, reports said. They then went to Game Stop to try to trade in the games.

Walmart employees had alerted the Game Stop manager that a group of boys had stolen the video games.

When the boys came into the store, the owner said they seemed suspicious and the games appeared to have had the security tags torn off. He told them they could not get store credit until their parents came in and held the games.

Police found the boys sitting outside Game Stop. 

The above reports detail arrests made by the Newport Police Department. Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch. 

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