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Shoplifting turns violent at Lee Co. Walmart

LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Shoplifting turned violent when two suspects turned a gun on Walmart security guards. The incident happened at the Lee Co. Walmart at about 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators said the two suspects entered the store, grabbed shopping carts, loaded them with televisions and computers, and began to walk out of the store. They were then confronted by a store employee, but refused to stop.

The suspects then proceeded to run with the loaded shopping carts to their vehicle and began packing it. Walmart security attempted to stop the suspects, before one of them exited the vehicle and revealed a firearm.

Both suspects then exited the parking lot in a black four door sedan.

Deputies are looking for two black males. One was wearing a dark ball cap, light color jacket, and light color jeans. The second suspect was wearing a light color ball cap, dark color jacket, and dark color jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 229-759-6012 or Crime Stoppers at 436-8477.

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