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.
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.
Man dressed as Walmart worker steals flat-screen TVs from supercenter https://t.co/RgBgOOKZQH via @CrimeSolversCCH pic.twitter.com/4oUjuLgvjJ
— WTVR CBS 6 Richmond (@CBS6) February 22, 2016
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.
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.