On 8/9/2012 surveillance video from the Walgreens located at 333 E Hunt Highway showed Anthony Stuber, 21, of San Tan Valley, walk into the store and leave moments later after taking a donation jar left at the front register.
Stuber was seen running to a silver sedan that had been waiting for him outside.
Stuber was also identified as the same suspect responsible for stealing beer with an accomplice on 8/6/2012 from the Walgreens located at 3111 W Hunt Highway.
PCSO patrol deputies and detectives were able to identify both suspects using leads in the case reported by area citizens.
Stuber was arrested on 8/21/2012 and charged with Shoplifting. During questioning, he admitted to taking the donation jar.
Anthony Stuber’s booking photo from arrest on 8/21/2012 An arrest warrant has been issued for Cardinale, who was recently in PCSO custody after being arrested during a traffic stop on 8/3/2012 on a warrant out of Maricopa County. He faces Shoplifting charges as well.
“What kind of person steals cash intended for a 7‐year‐ old girl with cancer?” Sheriff Paul Babeu said. “This is a new low, even for criminals. I would like to sincerely thank members of the public who helped identify these suspects; now the accused shall meet justice.”
UPDATE AUG 23 at 1:45PM - Happy to update Peter Cardinale, 21, of Chandler was taken into custody moments ago without incident at his grandmother's home in Apache Junction. A HUGE and sincere thank you to members of the public and media for helping our investigation on this case. Truly a team effort.