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Man steals $4,000 worth of ammo from Walmart

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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) – Moultrie Police need your help to track down a man who stole thousands of dollars worth of ammunition from the Walmart there.

The suspect managed to swipe several boxes of ammo from a glass case and detectives say they need to get him off the streets.

The bold ammo heist played out Wednesday night in the sporting goods department inside the Moultrie Walmart. 

Surveillance cameras captured the man pacing down the aisle and making his way to a locked ammo case. But the lock on the cabinet was not going to get in his way.

"He's able to open one of the cabinets that encases ammo. He made several trips back and forth from one section of the store to the other," said Cpl. Dave Underwood with the Moultrie Police Department.

The thief made a total of four trips to the case between 7:20 and 7:32 PM. Each time he returned, he grabbed several boxes of various caliber ammunition.

Video show customers oblivious to the crime; some walking right by him as he swipes as many boxes as he can hold. In total, he made off with $4,250 dollars worth of ammo which is now on the streets.

"You don't know what the individual is doing with it. You don't if he's selling it to hunters or using it himself. It is a concern," Underwood said.

Surveillance cameras capture a good look at the thief as he enters Walmart through the tire and lube department. Police believe he stuffed the boxes of ammo under his clothes. 

While he may have gotten out of the store without getting caught, one piece of evidence that will aid in the investigation was captured on outdoor surveillance cameras. 

"We believe he's driving a green Ford Explorer. The Asset Protection officer at Walmart has connected him to this vehicle and we're following leads on that as well," said Underwood.

The thief is black, medium build, and is wearing black shoes with white soles. He was last seen leaving Walmart on Veterans Parkway Wednesday night around 7:40 in a green Ford Explorer.

Police say this isn't the first time they believe this man has stolen from Walmart in Moultrie.

They suspect him in two other shoplifting cases dating back to July. Both of those thefts occurred in the sporting goods department.

If you have any information that can help police call Moultrie PD's tip line at 229-890-5451.

You can remain anonymous.

 

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