Pair arrested Wednesday in electronics thefts at Hastings

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WALLA WALLA — Police arrested a man and woman on investigation of felony theft after the pair apparently attempted to shoplift at the store twice this week.

According to Officer Tim Bennett, spokesman for the Walla Walla Police Department, Christo Xiggenis, 29, and Jennifer Zamito, 21, were arrested outside Hasting’s on Ninth Avenue on Wednesday after store employees recognized the pair from security video relating to the theft of roughly $1,000 of electronics, Monday.

Bennett said officers arrested Zamito when the pair exited the entertainment store at about 6:36 p.m., Wednesday.

“We were there while they were still in there ‘shopping,’” Bennett said.

Xiggenis ducked back into the store when he spotted police, and removed his hat and a sweater, then exited through the store’s cafe entrance, according to Bennett.

Police found a remote game controller in Zamito’s purse, Bennett said. Store employees are still reviewing security video to determine the extent of the alleged thefts, Bennett said.

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