Crime Stoppers: Over $10,000 worth of iPhones stolen from Walmart
Talk about bold. "She stole $13,000 worth of iPhones and immediately exited the store," said Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller. This suspect apparently had enough confidence in her plan to put it into action in the electronics department in a usually busy Walmart. This could not have been a quiet and delicate procedure.
That is not the only surprise in this story. It was just after midnight, Friday night into Saturday morning at the Signal Mountain Road Walmart. "On the video, you'll see the suspect," Sgt. Miller explained. "Looks like she set the toolbox to the side, just off-camera, and she uses the crowbar to break into the display case; takes the cell phone she puts those into the toolbox and then exits the store."
The toolbox and crowbar were part of her crime, as well. She had lifted those from the tool department. "It appears she was working alone, but from the way the video looks, she has done this before," Miller added. "She knows exactly what she's doing."
Her whole operation only took about nine minutes, from entry to exit. We can't connect her with a vehicle, but her clothing could help give her away. "She's wearing a yellow shirt that has some stripes on it," described Miller. "She's wearing a jacket. She's trying to hold her head down to have some hair in her face. But, you should be able to recognize, immediately, who she is if you know she is."
You could help, even if you do not recognize her. Did you find a new iPhone at a shockingly low price, this week? "If you've recently been offered a great deal on an iPhone, that could be a clue," Sgt. Miller said. "You may wanna call Crime Stoppers and provide that information."
You might end up minus your new phone, but we have up to $1,000 reward cash to help make up the difference. Miller admonished, "A lot of the times, if it's too good to be true, it really is too good to be true."
Whether you know her, you think you do, or you know you got an insanely good deal on an iPhone and now may have a few questions, we want to hear form you.
Call Crime Stoppers at 698-3333. That line is manned 24/7 and, again, up to $1,000 cash is waiting. We will never ask for your name.