FESTUS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Three suspects were arrested Wednesday in Festus, Mo. for iPhone, iWatch and iPad thefts which took place at two separate Missouri Walmarts.

Police arrested and charged 26-year-old Christopher J. Gentry, 23-year-old Jazmine Prudhomme and 25-year-old Marcus Ray with theft.

All three suspects are from Houston, Texas. Police believe the three suspects are part of a larger operation.

The thieves entered the Walmart store in De Soto, Mo. between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. when staffing was low.

They pulled a crowbar off the shelf and used it to break into the storage areas under the display cases in electronics. They then put the items in Walmart bags or boxes and walked out of the store, stealing a total value of $22,000 worth of items.

Between the two Walmart stores, they stole 35 iPhone, 42 iWatches and 23 iPads.

The bond for each one is set at $150,000.

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