When Colonial Regional Police arrived at the store in the Northampton Crossings shopping center shortly before 5 p.m., they were told the three men loaded the televisions into a burgundy colored van with New Jersey tags. Court records do not describe the televisions.
Police found the van -- a 2012 Kia Sedona minivan -- in the parking lot of the nearby Panera Bread.
It was occupied by a man in the front passenger seat later identified as Marlon White, 41, of Camden.
A second man, Cameron L. Smith, 35, of Camden, was found in the parking lot of Five Below, which is on the other side of Route 248 from Northampton Crossings. A third man, Douglas Scott III, who turned 40 on Friday, was found hiding in the Wegmans, which is on the same side of Route 248 as Five Below. Scott is from Voorhees.
A Wal-Mart loss prevention official identified the men as the alleged thieves, the records say.
The records also say Scott has three previous arrests in New Jersey for retail theft. Smith is wanted on an active warrant out of Camden County (the charge is not specified). White has no prior arrests for retail theft.
White and Scott each were charged with retail theft and criminal conspiracy, and Smith was charged with criminal conspiracy. They were arraigned by on-duty District Judge John Capobianco of Nazareth and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of bail.