Kenai man accused of stealing laptop from Walmart, returning in stolen truck

A Kenai man has been charged with stealing a laptop from Walmart and a pickup truck, according to a Jan. 18 affidavit filed by the Kenai police.

Jacob Darrell Snyder, 24, allegedly went to the Walmart in Kenai on Jan. 13 and took a laptop from the store without purchasing it by cutting the security cable. According to the affidavit, the loss prevention supervisor at Walmart reported to police that Snyder then returned to Walmart on Jan. 17 in a distinct pickup. The vehicle was described as a green Ford F-150 with its passenger window busted out and taped over, and which was reported stolen on Jan.17, according to the affidavit.

An officer identified the pickup in the Kenai Safeway parking lot on Jan. 18, which matched the description given. The officer confronted Snyder, who was driving the truck at the time, and questioned him about the vehicle theft and the laptop theft. According to the affidavit, Snyder claimed that he bought the truck for $200 but would not give the name of the individual who sold it to him. After further questioning, Snyder requested to speak with an attorney.

Snyder faces one charge of first-degree vehicle theft, a class C Felony, and one charge of second-degree theft, also a class C felony.

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