A 49-year-old transient was arrested Sunday at the Walmart in American Canyon on suspicion of burglary after he allegedly stole a car stereo, police said.

Dewatts Cowart allegedly entered Walmart just before 6 p.m. and tried to leave with a stereo in a plastic bag, police said. He was stopped by the store’s asset protection agents who held him until police arrived.

He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and petty theft with a prior.

He was booked into the Napa County jail.

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