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HIGHLAND PARK (CBSDFW.COM) – A man allegedly trying to return stolen merchandise to a store in Highland Park Village, was arrested Thursday afternoon.

Highland Park Police said an employee working at the location recognized the merchandise as stolen, and immediately contacted by phone an off-duty HPDPS officer who was working on site.

Three officers responded to the location, #79 Highland Park Village, and talked to the suspect, Kyle Allen Cassady, outside the store.

Police said the Cassady said he was trying to return a pair of shoes that his wife had purchased the day before. But that story did not align with information known to store staff, or information provided to them by the delivery company of the merchandise, UPS.

Officers confirmed the merchandise as stolen by comparing serial numbers.

Cassady’s car, a silver Ford Fusion, was in the parking lot and was an exact match to the eye-witness description of the get-away car in two package thefts off a porch on Wednesday, December 14.

Police said there were “numerous shipping boxes and packages, with the packages bearing different names and shipping addresses” in the Cassady’s car.

Cassady was arrested for theft of property, $30,000 or more but less than $150,000 (3rd Degree Felony), and multiple Class C Warrants out of Dallas PD and Irving PD.

So far, the items recovered range in value of $16 to several thousand dollars.

HPDPS investigators also obtained a search warrant on the suspect’s home and found more stolen property.

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