At around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, a Missoula Police Department Officer was dispatched to the Walgreens located on North Reserve Street for a report of a male attempting to make a purchase with a check and identification that did not match the his physical appearance.
When the officer arrived, she made contact with the manager of the Walgreens who informed her that the male, later identified as 41-year-old Brent Giroux, had already left the store. The manager informed the officer that Giroux had attempted to purchase seemingly random items, including high dollar electric toothbrushes and several gift cards for a total of $888.43.
The officer observed what Giroux was wearing from the surveillance video footage. She took a still photo from the video and took it to Target to show the Loss Prevention Officer so he would be aware should Giroux attempt to make a fraudulent purchase.
Ironically, the Loss Prevention Officer indicated that he believed Giroux was currently in the check-out line in Target. The officer approached the individual and confirmed that his clothing and physical appearance was a match for the suspect from Walgreens. Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh explains.
“When they arrived, they made contact with Giroux at a nearby