Boynton Beach, FL (December 20, 2018) – A man has been arrested after he snuck into a Walmart shoppers car and forced the shopper to drive to the bank at gunpoint to withdraw cash.
50-year-old Keith Allen Kalnas was arrested on Wednesday after an incident that took place on December 9th, at the Walmart on 3200 Old Boynton Road.
The 51-year-old robbery victim told police that when he finished shopping and loading his merchandise into his vehicle that he walked his shopping cart back to the store. While the shopper was away from his vehicle, Keith Kalnas enter the car without his knowledge. Once the shopper got back into his car to leave the shopping center, he discovered Kalnas in his car. He says that the suspect pulled out a gun and told him to drive. The man drove to a Bank of America on Congress Avenue and withdrew cash at gunpoint. As soon as the victim handed to the money to the gun-wielding man, he exited the car and casually walked away.
Investigators accessed surveillance video from several locations so that they could identify the suspect. On Wednesday, police finally caught up with Kalnas and he was taken into custody. He has since been charged with armed robbery and kidnapping.
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