HELENA – Nicholas S. Clark and Ronald G. Eppers have been charged with robbery and theft. The value of the theft is over $2,000.

On February 12th, a Shopko manager showed Helena Police photographs of two men who had been stealing merchandise from the Helena store on multiple occasions. The merchandise stolen included Garmin watches and Dyson vacuums.

A store supervisor observed the men, carrying duffel bags, leaving the store without paying, and confronted them at the exit. The supervisor stated that one pulled a Taser/stun gun and activated it, which made the supervisor retreat.

The same suspects stole Garmin watches from the Great Falls Shopko store on February 3rd and 12th.

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The maximum sentence for robbery is $50,000, or up to 40 years in prison. The maximum sentence for theft is $50,000, or up to 10 years in prison.

Bond has been set at $10,000 and they will be arraigned in March.