Crime Stoppers: Kimball police seeking iPad thieves
KIMBALL, TN. (WRCB) -- This week's Crime Stoppers report takes us to Kimball, where two thieves made off with Apple iPads from Walmart.
Police say the surveillance video shows these two had a plan. And, if you know they are, there could be some cash in it for you.
"According to the video, they had a car sitting right outside the back door and as soon as they went through the emergency exit, they were gone," says Kimball Police Sergeant Chris Webb.
It was early morning, August 12th at the Kimball Walmart. The criminals cased the store, undeterred by the fact that Walmart is open and staffed 24/7.
They entered and made a loop of the store. Then, they went outside and counted the back doors, picking the one they'd use to get away. That's where they parked their car.
Sgt. Chris Webb tells Channel 3, the video is pretty dark, so their description of the vehicle is a bit vague.
"A small, silver car," he says, "appears to be, like, a Malibu or something like that."
When they again entered, they picked up a shopping cart and headed for the electronics department, more specifically the Apple iPad case.
"They used something and pried it open and stuck their hand between the glass and pulled them out," Webb says. "To look at the case, you could not tell it had been broken into."
It was a quick hit, and a costly one.
"Stole, I think, 23 iPads, ran straight out the back door and got into a car that was waiting and drove off," Webb says.
You know iPads are not cheap. Just like that, more than $10,000 worth of merchandise was gone.
Now is your chance to make some money. Help us find the punks who lifted them.
Have a good look at the pictures we've posted to the left.
There's nothing really particular or unique about these two. The description reads the suspects are tall, slender males, who are believed to be 18 to 25 years old, between 5'9" and 6 feet tall and weighing 170 to 190 pounds.
But, maybe you recognize them.
There's up to a $1,000 waiting, and they'll never know it was you who provided the tip.
If you have any information to share, make that anonymous phone call to Crime Stoppers at 698-3333.
Remember, an officer may answer the phone, but you'll never have to reveal your identity.