LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man whose accused of not only stealing a TV set from Target last week, but also of assaulting a loss prevention officer in the process.
Joshua Agosto, 23, was identified and arrested, thanks to tips to SWFL Crime Stoppers. Agosto is a repeat offender, with previous arrests for burglary, grand theft and aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. He now faces charges of grand theft, battery and resisting a merchant, as well as a second unrelated warrant for battery.
Shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, Agosto allegedly was caught on camera perusing the Target store located at 8040 Mediterranean Drive in Estero. After selecting a One Direction CD, he wheeled his cart to the electronics section, where he picked out a 40" Westinghouse computer. After lingering around the exit area for a few minutes, the man bolted out the door with the stolen items.
A loss prevention officer caught up with Agosto and identified himself as store security, at which point the suspect grabbed the employee by the arm and face, and slammed him into a nearby wall. Agosto then ran to a SUV parked close to the store and left at a high rate of speed.