STAFFORD, Va. (CBSDC) — Authorities in Stafford County are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the individuals who stole more than $7,000 worth of electronics from a Wal-Mart store in Stafford last Friday.
Deputies from Stafford County Sheriff’s office responded to the Wal-Mart on Garrisonville Road early Friday morning after loss prevention personnel spotted a man in the electronics section enter and leave the store a number of times. He was also seen loitering in or around the suspect vehicle.
A second man was also seen entering the section and breaking the lock on the Apple case and running away to a nearby aisle. He returned to the area with a suitcase, stuffed several iPads inside of it and fled the scene. He did this on numerous occasions until all the Apple devices, including iPods, were removed from the case.
The suspect then walked to the Lawn and Garden section of the store and dropped the suitcase filled with the stolen merchandise over a chain linked fence where it was retrieved by the first suspect. The second suspect then climbed the fence and exited the store.
The first suspect is described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male, around 22 to 28 years old, standing roughly 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing a black t-shirt, grey Hollister sweatpants and black shoes at the time of the incident. He also has a tattoo on the inside of his right forearm.
The second suspect is described as a black male, around 22 to 28 years old, standing roughly and between, standing roughly 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was wearing a grey Hollister t-shirt, black sweat pants and black and white tennis shoes at the time of the incident.
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The first suspect was also seen in the store inquiring about electronics on Thursday, March 22.
Authorities say the suspects’ vehicle was possibly Chrysler 300 with a distinctive two-tone design. The roof of the car was white or light color while the body was painted a maroon or red color. It is also outfitted with custom rims, known as “22’s.”
Police believe the thefts may be related to a similar incident that occurred at a Wal-Mart in Fredericksburg around the same time.
Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects involved are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400, Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 or TEXT “Stafford + your tip to CRIMES(274637).