A man was caught, then arrested, after attempting to steal a laptop and speaker from a Target in the Lathrop area, said the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.
Steven Blevins, 30, tried using a hand key to remove the security device on electronic equipment.
Officials also believe Blevins was responsible for another theft that occurred at a Target in Tracy.
He has been booked for burglary and possession of having burglary tools.
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