Former Save-U-More employee steals from store, police say

Jan 2, 2019

Credit Courtesy of the Homer Police Department

Homer Police arrested a former Save-U-More employee for allegedly robbing the store late last month. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, police say Earl Watson stole items such as a 50-inch screen TV, some chainsaws and other appliances.

Save-U-More was closed on Christmas Day. Employees realized items were stolen a few days later and reported the incident to police on Dec. 27.

Officer Larry Baxter arrested Watson that day. Baxter said he returned the stolen items found in Watson’s cabin to the store. But it’s unclear if all the items that were stolen were returned.

“So I don't even know what all he took and Save-U-More is not aware either of everything that he took and they won't be until they are able to do a thorough inventory,” Baxter said.

Save-U-More declined to comment because the burglary is still under investigation. Watson was charged with the two counts of burglary and one count of theft.