Two men were caught on camera stealing from a convenience store, while wearing watermelons on their heads as disguises.

The men robbed alcohol from convenience store, Sheetz, in the town of Louisa, Virginia, on 6 May, while wearing watermelons on their heads.

One of the suspects, Justin Rogers, was arrested on Saturday, but police are still searching for his unidentified accomplice.

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Mr Rogers was arrested on a felony prohibition of not wearing a face covering in public, as is the requirement in his area, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He was also charged with misdemeanour possession of alcohol by an underage person and misdemeanour larceny of alcohol.

The suspects documented the incident in a series of TikTok clips, that showed them preparing the watermelons, before they left to go to the store.

In the videos, they are shown cutting holes out of the watermelons for eyes, and walking around local shops.

Over the weekend, the Louisa Police Department put out an appeal on Facebook to help identify the suspects.

Local residents immediately replied to the post, informing the police where they had seen the suspects, which led to the arrest of Mr Rogers.

The department ask that anyone who has any information about the two suspects to contact “officer Taylor of the Town of Louisa Police Department at 540-967-1234 or Crime Solvers at 1-800-346-1466.”

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