By Caroline Sweeney
COLEBROOKDALE — A man with a possible penchant for stealing energy drinks and toilet paper was stopped by police during an alleged theft on May 19.
When officers responded to the Wal-Mart in the 500 block of North Route 100, they were told to wait outside by the loss prevention officer.
While they waited, a man wearing khaki shorts and a black T-shirt walked out of the store pushing a cart that had several containers of energy drinks and a large roll of toilet paper, police said.
Damond Michael Williams, 36, of Hamburg, allegedly stopped pushing the cart and started walking away when the officers approached him, the affidavit of probable cause said.
Williams, according to police, refused to answer simple questions when officers caught up to him in the parking lot.
The loss prevention officer told officers that she received a phone call from another Wal-Mart about a man — who fit Williams’ description — that also allegedly stole energy drinks and toilet paper.
According to police, the approximate value of the energy drinks and toilet paper was $247.77.
Police said this was his "...Mode of operation. He loads a cart with energy drinks then places a large tube of toilet paper on top as if to conceal the energy drinks."
Williams has been previously convicted three times for retail theft.
He was arraigned on May 19 and is currently confined to the Berks County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail. Williams is expected in front of District Judge Michael G. Hartman on May 28 at 2:45 p.m.