Casper Teen Charged As Adult In Mall Robbery; More Details Public
A Casper teenager is being charged as an adult in relation to last month's robbery at Eastridge Mall.
According to documents filed in Natrona County District Court, Trulin Louis Oldman is charged with a single count of robbery. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years behind bars.
Casper Police announced on March 22 that two juveniles were arrested in connection with the robbery. Police don't release the names of minors who've been arrested but as Oldman is being charged as an adult, that information is now public.
Court documents reflect that Oldman was born in 2004.
It's unclear if his accomplice, who is identified by the initials SF in court documents, will also be charged as an adult.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Casper police were called to Zumiez in the Eastridge Mall at roughly 2:15 p.m. on March 16 for a report that a Native American or Hispanic male threatened an employee with a gun.
A store employee told police that he watched the male gather a number of items at the store counter before saying something to the effect that he was "strapped." The male then reportedly lifted up the side of his shirt, presenting something the store clerk perceived to be a gun.
The clerk then reportedly grabbed the male by his hoodie in an attempt to slam his head onto the store counter. The male immediately slipped out of the hoodie and punched the clerk on the left side of his head.
Court documents state a mall security officer heard the male running through a mall service hallway and it could appear a car was waiting for the male as the security guard heard a loud muffler leaving the general area.
Police took an inventory of the stolen items which included:
- A black hoodie with "Obey" and an outline of a female figure
- Welcome Thicc striped long-sleeve shirt
- Off-white skinny jeans
- White Adidas shirt
The investigation picked back up when police were called to the CY Avenue Walmart for a reported shoplifting at roughly 10:30 p.m. March 21.
A witness told police he observed two males wearing dark hoodies and facemasks run out of the home and garden section doors, breaking them. One of the males told the witness he would "shoot him" if he had video.
The males then left the store in a red Subaru with a temporary tag. After viewing surveillance footage, investigators noted one of the males was wearing an identical hoodie to one that was stolen from Zumiez.
Police stopped the red Subaru at roughly 2 a.m. the next morning and took SF and Oldman into custody.
SF and Oldman reportedly told police that they went to Walmart to steal several items, including a paintball kit and flatscreen TV.
On the day of the Zumiez robbery, Oldman allegedly wanted new clothes so SF took him to the mall so he could steal them.
According to court documents, Oldman told police his original intent was to run out of the store when staff was not paying attention but never gained the opportunity.
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