Two people are charged following a pursuit that started in Alton and ended in Granite City on Wednesday. Police say 49-year-old Willie H. McDaniel and 21-year-old Angela M. Floyd - both of the same address in the 1,400 block of St. Louis Avenue in East St. Louis - stole items from the Alton Kmart store. Security officials with the store contacted police after they reportedly witnessed a man and a woman leave the store with jewelry they did not purchase.
Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna says the store security recognized the two as potential thieves, as identified by other stores in the area.
Investigators believe these two may be responsible for multiple retail thefts in Illinois and Missouri, with a preference for jewelry. Each has been ordered held in lieu of $15,000 bond.