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November 6, 2013

Sheriff seeks help in Walmart larceny

STAFF REPORTS
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting help in identifying two suspects involved in a larceny from Walmart on Transit Road that occurred Saturday.

The suspects fled in a gray sedan with yellow New York plates in an unknown direction.  People with information are asked to contact Investigator John Wick at 438-3327 or 438-3342.

According to the report, one man took at least 32 items and fled out the emergency door. Walmart believes 68 ink cartridges, valued at $2,820 were taken.

A Walmart video surveillance revealed that two men entered the store about 10 p.m. Both appeared in their late 50's and were wearing wearing blue jeans. One was wearing a black jacket and appeared to be over 6-feet tall. The other suspect wore a black sweater and a camouflage print baseball hat.

The video showed the men had arrived in a gray sedan and walked in the store together before separating. One man walked around the store for a few minutes then left. The first man went to men's wear and picked up a few clothing items and placed them into his cart. He then went into electronics and grabbed several printer ink cartilages and hid them in between the clothing in the cart. 

The suspect went over to the emergency fire doors and left with a large bulge in his jacket. A gray sedan pulled up to the door the man got in the vehicle. The employee responded to the emergency door alarm and saw a cart abandoned with a few pieces of clothing in it.