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Police Looking for Felony Shoplifting Suspects

LaGrange Police are looking for a pair of men who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of electronic equipment from our local Walmart.

Sunday afternoon about 12:58 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.

Officers arrived and met with the store’s Loss Prevention employees, who stated that they discovered a theft that occurred the previous week while reviewing security video.

Walmart Loss Prevention advised police that two unidentified white males wearing red hats, grey shirts, and blue jeans concealed approximately $5,000 worth of merchandise inside a grey plastic tote and a toy box, and left without paying for the items.

The theft occurred around 4:50 a.m. Thursday morning, but the report was delayed because it was not immediately discovered.

The two male suspects reportedly stole an unknown quantity of items including security cameras, speakers, computer hard drives, Wi-Fi routers, and lawn equipment. All of the stolen items were concealed inside a toy box and a plastic tote.

Police reviewed the security video and observed one of the unidentified males was wearing a grey Georgia Southern shirt. The male with the Georgia Southern shirt walked around the electronic section with a cart that contained a grey tote and began to stuff items inside. The male then went to the garden center where he proceeded to take the items out of the tote and use a magnetic key to take the spider wire off of the items and place them inside of the of a child’s play table box. The male also took some nearby lawn equipment and stuffed it inside the toy box as well.

When the box became full, the male taped the box back together and proceeded to check himself out at a self-checkout machine by scanning the barcode on the play table box, paying only $25.

The other unidentified male, who wore a red Alabama hat, was also see nconcealing items inside of a grey tote, before leaving the store.

Both unknown males then left the area in the same truck.

This incident is still under investigation by the LaGrange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.

If anyone has any further information about this incident, or the whereabouts of the unknown suspects, please contact the La-Grange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org.

Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects is often eligible for a cash reward.