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Thanks to assistance from the public, the suspect in the theft of TV's from a local Walmart has been identified.
On April 15, 2013 the Ocala Police Department released information on a suspect who had stolen a television from Walmart. The white female suspect had stolen a 46" Sony flat screen television at around 1:35 PM on April 14, 2013. She returned later that same date, dressed in different clothing, and attempted to steal a 50" Samsung flat screen television. When confronted by Loss Prevention personnel, she resisted and physically attacked him. The Loss Prevention officers then stopped his attempts to detain her and she fled.

OPD released surveillance photos of this suspect and requested help in identifying her. Thanks to tips from members of the community, she has been identified as Krystal Duarte, DOB 11/25/88. Officer Lucas Esquivel has obtained a warrant for her arrest for 1 count of Retail Theft - Grand, and 1 count of Resisting a Merchant.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Duarte is asked to contact Law Enforcement, or Crime Stoppers of Marion County by calling 352-368-STOP(7867), texting 274637 using keyword 368STOP, or by going online to www.ocalacrimestoppers.com

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