Man Dons Fake Wal-Mart Uniform, Steals A Few Flat Screen TVs


Apparently, it’s incredibly easy to steal from Wal-mart stores in Virginia.

Police are currently on the lookout for a man who impersonated a Wal-mart employee and stole a few flat screen television sets.

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According to WHIO, the incident happened Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. The culprit walked into the Wal-mart in Colonial Heights dressed as a typical employee – cargo pants, a Wal-mart vest with peculiar pins and a name tag – and loaded four TV’s into a shopping cart before leaving through an emergency exit.

Police have a few blurry images of the suspect from surveillance cameras.

Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers spokesperson released minimal details about the bizarre, yet hilarious incident. “They were loaded into a waiting, full-size SUV,” they said. “Unfortunately, the man was not an employee of that Walmart or of any of the neighboring Walmart stores.”

The Wal-mart caper isn’t the only one who’s gotten sticky fingers in the superstore. Just over a hundred miles north in Fairfax, a man got away wish a load of cash after posing as an employee in December. Police didn’t release details until January because, embarrassing. The suspect was never caught.

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Crime doesn’t pay, even elaborate schemes like these southern gentlemen have displayed.

Theft has continued to be a big problem for Wally World. Last year, Wal-mart listed over $3 billion in losses due to “invisible shrinkage.” With thieves sharing information through their keyboards, the problem may be a long-lasting one for the company.