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Two N.Y. men accused of retail theft after Best Buy incident

Two men were arrested after they allegedly stole electronics from Best Buy in Ferguson Township.

Philip Post, 28, and Vito Cascio, 33, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., were both charged with retail theft after police said they stole three Sony camcorders and a Canon camera. The items are valued at almost $1,800.

According to police, Post stopped at the store’s security station and received a flier from a loss prevention associate as Cascio picked up the electronics. Cascio then ran out of the store, sounding the security alarm, and Post followed.

The store then alerted police to the theft at 3:30 p.m.

Police later watched surveillance video of the two men inside a 1997 Honda Accord and saw that they removed the stolen items’ security locks.

Dispatch gave the registration and description of the vehicle, which led to a traffic stop on Valley Vista Drive near Green Tech Drive where the two were arrested.

They were each charged with felony retail theft, and Post was also charged with scattering rubbish.

District Judge Steven Lachman set bail at $10,000, which neither man could post. Both were listed Sunday night as inmates in the Centre County Correctional Facility.

A preliminary hearing is set for each man at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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