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Published on February 29, 2024
Plymouth Couple Charged with Armed Robbery and Assault at Local Wal-MartSource: Facebook/Plymouth Police Department

Last night, a Plymouth couple's discount shopping turned criminal when they robbed a local Wal-Mart at knifepoint. Clifford Teague, 55, and his wife, Barbara Teague, 55, were apprehended after a brief getaway attempt that involved a car with fake license plates.

According to the Plymouth Police Department, Clifford Teague clashed with Wal-Mart Loss Prevention after stealing high-end electronic gear. When confronted, Teague menaced the store employee with a knife, warning, "F&*$ you, I will stab and kill you, don't you see what I have in my hand?" The terrified loss prevention agent backed off and immediately contacted the police.

The couple made a hasty exit with the stolen items, but not before the store's security captured their vehicle's plate. Officer Andrew Whelan quickly responded and stopped the vehicle on Summer Street, bringing both Teagues into custody. Clifford Teague made incriminating statements at the scene, and authorities retrieved the stolen merchandise and the weapon inside their vehicle.

Further investigation uncovered a magnetic "Fake Plate" on the vehicle's rear, but, the Teagues neglected to cover up the real front plate, which led to their speedy arrest. Mr. Teague is being held at the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department on a $5,000 bail while his spouse was released after posting a $260 bail. Charges against the pair include Robbery while Armed & Masked, Assault w/a Dangerous Weapon, Shoplifting over $250.00, and Threats.

Mrs. Teague faces additional charges involving a Number Plate Violation to Conceal ID, having no Inspection Sticker, and drug possession which included cocaine, oxycodone, and gabapentin. The situation stands as a stark reminder that no discount, however alluring, justifies a descent into violent criminality.