Two thefts reported from elderly Walmart shoppers


Walmart Surveillance - July 11th

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Goldie Road Walmart surveillance footage shows an unknown white male with short brown hair taking a purse from a shopping cart in the produce section on Saturday. Footage shows the man hiding the purse under his shirt before exiting the store.

Walmart Surveillance - July 13th

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A woman reported her purse being stolen on Monday while she was loading groceries into her car in the parking lot of the Walmart on Goldie Road. Surveillance footage shows a black male and a black female taking the purse from the woman’s cart and then putting the purse inside their Nissan SUV before entering the store.

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Liberty

Two women have reported their purses being stolen from unattended carts while they were shopping at Walmart on Goldie Road.

Walmart surveillance footage shows an unidentified white male with short brown hair taking a purse from a shopping cart Saturday. Footage shows the man hiding the purse under his shirt before leaving the store.

A Walmart employee later found the purse, which belonged to an 87-year old woman, under a clothing rack. A wallet, containing $300 in cash and two credit cards, was missing from the purse, according to a police report.

In a separate incident, a 75-year-old woman reported her purse being stolen Monday from the parking lot of the same Walmart. Surveillance footage shows a black male and a black female taking the purse from the woman’s cart and then putting the purse inside their Nissan SUV before entering the store.

The 75-year-old woman said her purse contained $50 in cash and an iPhone, according to a police report.

As of Tuesday afternoon, police had not charged anyone. Police Captain Toby Meloro said he does not believe the two incidents were related.

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