Man arrested for stealing $10,000 worth of merchandise

COOS BAY, Ore. -- Police arrested a man on Friday who they say is suspected of stealing more than $10,000 worth of merchandise from several Coos Bay stores.

41-year old Samuel Clifton faces aggravated theft charges after police linked him to a number of thefts from local retailers like Fred Meyer and Wal-Mart, officials said.

Police found Clifton with stolen merchandise during an investigation into the thefts.

Coos County authorities filled two trucks when dispersing the recovered goods to their rightful owners, police said.