May 23rd , 2013 15:26 pm 2 Comments

EPD seeks public help in identifying Wal-Mart theft suspects

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The Elizabethton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men they say stole more the $1,000 in cash from a retail store’s cash drawer.

This video shows two suspects that Elizabethton police say stole cash from a locked register at Wal-Mart.

This photo shows two suspects that Elizabethton police say stole cash from a locked register at Wal-Mart.

According to information released Thursday by the department, two black males entered the Wal-Mart store on Overmountain Drive at approximately 11 p.m. Monday night with what appeared to be a key to one of the cash registers.

Video stills from what police said is security camera footage from the store show two men in jeans, one in a red shirt, one in an orange shirt entering the store and standing near an open register.

The men were driving a white 2006 Chevrolet Impala with what appeared to be a West Virginia license plate.

EPD Investigator Joy Markland said similar thefts have occurred in other jurisdictions.

Anyone with information that may help to identify the suspects is asked to contact the

EPD believes the suspects were driving a 2006 white Chevy Impala, possibly with a West Virginia license plate.

EPD believes the suspects were driving a 2006 white Chevy Impala, possibly with a West Virginia license plate.

Elizabethton Police Department at (423)542-4141 or (423) 542-7574.

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2 Responses to EPD seeks public help in identifying Wal-Mart theft suspects

  1. Ma says:

    Walmart has all the reg key same in 3 state area. Just like sportng good or electrics. So if some get keys the keys from one store . Like sporting goods. One gun case key will fit any other store gun case in 3 state area.
    I just hope they do not blame the CSM for not seeing it happen. It walmart fault.

  2. devinemsd says:

    Yes, the keys are the same. If the tag on the car was from WV, it would make sense to interview Managers & CSMs at the Walmart’s in that area. Check to see if anyone has reported or noticed a missing key. They got the key from someone, either by stealing it or “sweet talking” it out of them. Further investigation may discover that one of the men may have been getting “cozy” with an employee at one of those stores. They may find video of someone getting regular visits from one of the men. Chances are that they made one last visit to the store where they obtained the key shortly before this robbery took place. The stupidity of some desperate women never ceases to amaze me, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this were the case.

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