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Masked bandit apprehended
TPD crime scene

A teenager tried to steal a cart full of alcohol from a Turlock store wearing a stolen Halloween mask Monday afternoon.

The teenager, a 15-year-old boy, reportedly entered the Fallas Discount Store at 2405 Geer Rd. around 3 p.m. and stole a Halloween mask.

The teenager donned the mask when he went into the Walmart Neighborhood Market across the street and started filling a shopping cart with alcohol.

The teen pushed the cart of stolen booze out the store, but was stopped by loss prevention agents.

The 15-year-old was found to be intoxicated. He was cited for two counts of commercial burglary and released to a caretaker, according to the police department.