GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a traffic stop led to the recovery of thousands of dollars of stolen merchandise and the arrest of a couple in connection with previous shoplifting incidents.

Police issued a news release Sunday about the incident, which happened Wednesday.

The release says a trooper stopped a vehicle for speeding in Georgetown and a search revealed electronic devices and miscellaneous merchandise worth more than $5,500.

The release says troopers determined the items had been stolen from a Wal-Mart in Maryland and then linked the driver and passenger of the vehicle to two previous shoplifting incidents at the same store, in which merchandise in excess of $12,000 had been stolen.

Police say the couple, Detwon Banner and Jaleesa Banner of Wilmington, are being held in lieu of bail. Court records don’t indicate whether they have attorneys.

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