Colorado man charged in Walmart burglary

COLORADO — A man was arrested Sunday after authorities said he broke into a Walmart and stole $5,000 worth of goods.

The theft was the latest in a string of Walmart burglaries that have rocked the Denver area.

A man was charged with burglary, felony theft, and criminal mischief, and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, according to a news release from the Denver County Sheriff’s Department.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect was a resident of Colorado Springs.

The incident happened at the Walmart at 7100 S. Boulder Highway about 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, according the release.

The store’s security camera captured the man entering the store.

The store employee called police, and the suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Christopher D. Barger, was taken into custody.

Barger told investigators he broke in to the store in search of cash and merchandise, according investigators.

The suspect was booked into the Denver Detention Center on $5 million bond.

Walmart has said it is notifying customers of potential theft and said that it will monitor the situation.