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Man arrested after trying to steal two days' worth of groceries in Burbank

June 27, 2013

A 59-year-old Sun Valley man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to steal a couple days’ worth of groceries from Vallarta Supermarket in Burbank, police said.

Javier Tejedagoody entered the market just before 3:30 p.m., picked up some empty shopping bags from the register and filled them with various items, including cookies, vegetables, oats, bread, snacks, salt and a six-pack of beer.

Holding $69 worth of groceries, Tejedagoody allegedly passed several open registers and left the store. Loss prevention officers called the police, who arrested the man on suspicion of burglary.

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Tejedagoody was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

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