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Live 5 Most Wanted fugitive captured following broadcast

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MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities say they have captured a man wanted for shoplifting from several stores.

The Moncks Corner Police Department arrested 32-year-old Alexander Washington Jr. Thursday night. Investigators say a Live 5 News viewer saw a Most Wanted segment featuring Washington and immediately notified authorities.

Officers located Washington at a hotel in Moncks Corner.

Washington, who police call a career criminal, was wanted on a charge of petit larceny in connection with an incident that happened on Bradley Road on December 31, 2011.

"Basically he came to a man's house, asked to borrow some movies and while the man's getting the movies that he recorded he sees him grabbing his computer and going out the door with it," said Moncks Corner Police Lt. Michael Roach.

Police say it may be officially a petty crime, it's one of many Washington has committed over the years.

"The bad part is Alexander Washington's got such an extensive criminal history. He just recently got out of jail for a bunch of shoplifting and thefts," Roach explained. "He hasn't been out that long and he's just right back to his old games."

Investigators say the victim to picked Washington out of a photo lineup.

"He doesn't have any respect for anybody else's property. If you leave it there, he's going to take it and steal it," Roach warned.

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