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2 men arrested for stealing $26,000 worth of baby formula from metro Atlanta grocery stores

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Two men were arrested after police say they stole $26,000 worth of baby formula from stores across metro Atlanta.

On Thursday, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office issued a BOLO for a vehicle spotted shoplifting baby formula from area Publix stores.

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Cartersville police found the vehicle at another Publix on Cherokee Place. they found Regulo Sanchez-Romero, Mateo Sanchez-Romero and a 16-year-old holding 12 cans of stolen baby formula as they walked out of the store.

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Officers searched the vehicle and recovered 662 cans of formula valued at $26,000. Police said all of the formula was stolen from stores around metro Atlanta.

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Both adults were charged with felony theft by shoplifting, felony theft by receiving and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police said they gave addresses in Dallas, Texas.

Both men were taken to the Bartow County jail.

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