Bellevue police didn't need to go far to arrest a pair of shoplifting suspects on Monday.

Investigator Laurie Synowiecki says a man and a woman tried stealing $700 in merchandise from a Shopko on Galvin Road while 20 uniformed officers were inside for a Holiday Heros event.

Synowiecki says Joshua Watson and Shantel Nigh should have also noticed the numerous police cruisers parked outside the store.

Police said a large amount of other items was found in the couple's vehicle, which police believe may be stolen as well.