US Couple jailed for stealing beer worth $1,000

A couple based in Louisiana, US accused of swiping more than $1,000 worth of beer from the shelves of target stores was arrested on theft charges.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies began investigating the beer burglaries last week.

Ashley Forbes, 32, and her husband, Matthew Forbes, 35, were captured on security cameras filling shopping baskets with cases of beer before slipping out of the stores without paying, The Advocate reported, citing the sheriff’s records.

The couple made six runs to two Baton Rouge Target locations, less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) apart, between February 24 and 29.

Authorities said the two were arrested on Sunday after they attempted to steal additional merchandise from other stores, including a drill that Matthew tried to smuggle out in his pants at a Walmart store, according to WBRZ-TV.

Ashley was also reportedly caught returning items she hadn’t paid for at a Walmart, the station said. The two had been banned from similar stores previously, according to news outlets.

The couple was booked into jail on theft charges, and Ashley Forbes also faces drug charges, records show.