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CORDELE, GA (WALB) -
Sunday, a crook stole more than 40 boxes of ammunition from the Cordele Walmart. Police believe the same man stole ammo from the Moultrie Walmart and previously tried to do it in Cordele.
Investigators say it's a dangerous crime that could be fueling other criminal acts.
The Lee County Walmart is different from the stores in Cordele and Moultrie, because here the ammunition is behind glass, behind a counter, usually manned by a clerk. At other stores it's just locked in a glass case, in the aisle. Police hope someone will recognize this man and turn him in before he strikes again.
Surveillance video shows the man walking into Walmart, wearing a hat, and trying to shield his face. He's up to no good. Surveillance cameras caught the crime Sunday at the Cordele Walmart. Take a look at this as he breaks into Walmart's ammunition case.
"Basically he's looking around make sure no body's looking, and some kind of way he maneuvers the lock, we think the glass comes outside of the lock mechanism, and he's about to slide the door open," said Det. Ketorie Sales of the Cordele Police Department.
He helps himself to all the ammunition he thinks he can carry then it's off through the store, to the garden center to secure it.
"He's going to start taking some of the stuff off and kind of hiding it on the shelves," said Sales.
After that he begins stuffing what he can into his pants.
"He's going to have to have something to help conceal all those, to get 46 cartridge box of shells at one time he's going to have to have something up under to help hold that stuff in," said Sales.
He was nearly caught by a clerk. "She's going to spook him, if she had been a little bit sooner she might have caught him."
He heads for the car, to unload, but the bold thief isn't done, he pulls back to the tire and service area to go back for the rest. This isn't the first time, look, here he is in March, the same situation, same store, although he was confronted by management.
"Management was able to get out and get a vehicle description as he was pulling out of the parking lot," said Sales.
Which could by why this time he used another vehicle. It was the same crime in Moultrie in March as well.
Police believe the man is between 5'8" and 5'10" and weights around 280 pounds. If you recognize him, you can make an anonymous call to police in Cordele or Moultrie.
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