Police: Woman Carjacks Taxi After Theft at Largo Walmart
Largo Police say Kierra Shuntay Boles, 18, and an accomplice stole laptops from a local Walmart and forced a cab driver at knifepoint to help them flee.
A Dunedin woman is charged with carjacking a taxi after stealing laptops from a local Walmart, according to the Largo Police Department.
Officers say Kierra Shuntay Boles, 18, and a male accomoplice took a cab from Clearwater to the Walmart at 1111 Missouri Ave. in Largo around 11:45 a.m. last Thursday and asked the cab driver to wait outside as they went in to retrieve Boles' paycheck.
A few minutes later, the two allegedly came out of the store pushing a shopping cart with two stolen computers worth nearly $1,200, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Police said Boles and her accomplice forced the taxi driver at knifepoint to return them to Clearwater, where they then fled on foot.
Boles was arrested Tuesday after a second cab driver and a store employee were able to identify her from a photograph, the Times reports. She is charged with carjacking with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and grand theft and was being held in Pinellas County Jail on $102,000 bond.
The male suspect has yet to be identified, police said. The investigation is ongoing.