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Apparently, a couple of Chatham men were under the impression Wal-Mart is giving away computer equipment for the holiday season.

How else do you explain these guys trying to walk out of the store without paying for what they concealed in their coats Monday afternoon?

Police say the first attempt at free computer equipment came at about 1 p.m. A man concealed a computer kit valued at about $200, police say, and left without paying for it.

Officers were called in, and police say the man falsely identified himself to police.

A 26-year-old Chatham man is charged with obstructing justice, two counts of theft, two counts of possession of stolen property, two counts of breaching probation and two more of failing to comply with his release conditions.

About an hour later, the cops had to return to Wal-Mart. It seems another guy was trying to partake in the five-finger discount program.

Police say a man concealed a laptop and a couple of spray cans in his coat and walked out of the store without paying for the goods.

A 36-year-old Chatham man now faces charges of theft, possession of stolen property and two counts of failing to comply with his release conditions.

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