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LMPD: Children left in cold car while father steals TVs

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Robert H. Collins Jr. (Source: LMDC) Robert H. Collins Jr. (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville father is accused of leaving his two young children inside a frigid car while he stole three flat-screen TVs from a Walmart store.

Robert H. Collins Jr., 30, is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and theft by unlawful taking.

Police said Collins left his 2 and 5-year-old children unattended in the car with the engine turned off outside the Walmart on Standiford Plaza Drive on Monday. The temperature Monday night was around 23 degrees.

Collins walked into the Walmart, put three flat-screen TVs into a shopping cart and pushed them out the store without paying for them, according to investigators. The TVs are valued at $947.64.

Collins' bond is set at $2,500.     

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