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Creative Thieves Caught On Tape

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

The search is on for some creative shoplifters who made it out of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in London with thousands of dollars in goods. Police say the two men even used tools from the store to help them get away.

Police say when the suspects walked into the Wal-Mart, they knew what they were after and from the surveillance video, they had a plan that would help them get away with thousands of dollars worth of electronics and tools.

The two men get a pair of bolt cutters from a shelf, then push shopping carts through the store. They then head to the electronics department to load two computers.

"There wasn't a whole lot of people in the store, especially in that area," says Lt. Stewart Walker of the London Police Department. "So if you were a patron in the store pushing a buggy around, you weren't suspecting much."

After loading the computers and the Black and Decker tool sets, the suspects take the shopping carts to the lawn and garden area that had already been closed and locked. The bolt cutters are then used to cut open the fence, one man getting injured in the action.

The suspects managed to get away, and no arrests have been made. Now police are asking anyone with information to step forward.

One suspect is said to have short brown hair between 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, wearing a white shirt with a chopper logo on the front.

The other is a male with a shaven head, approximately 6 feet tall with tattoos on his left arm. He's the one police say received an injury to his left arm from cutting the fence.

Police say the suspects drove what appears to be a 2000 to 2003 Dodge Caravan.


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