Criminals target Walmart stores

Pair of crimes in Anne Arundel County in past week

MILLERSVILLE, Md. - No, this isn't Bonnie and Clyde and they won't make any FBI Top Wanted list.
    
It's just a pair of people who entered this Walmart on Ritchie Highway in Pasadena a week ago, filled up a cart with merchandise and headed for the nearest exit.

"They passed all the registers without paying, and when they were confronted by security that asked to see their receipt, they became resistant and argumentative and fled from the store," said Marc Limansky of the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
    
Within the last 24 hours, another Walmart store, this time on Chesapeake Center Drive in Glen Burnie, set the stage for a more-subtle thief.
    
Police believe a woman also caught on surveillance cameras not only came in to shop the shelves, but also primed to commit a crime of opportunity when another customer turned their attention away from their cart holding their purse just long enough for the thief to steal their cash.

"It was an elderly person who was in Walmart, and we had this lady come into the store and just take this money from her,” said Limansky, “She was unsuspecting, but took advantage of the situation.  She made off with money that belonged to this elderly person in the store."
    
Given its status as the top retailer in the country with more than 10,000 customers a day frequenting some of its most popular stores, police say Walmart can be a big target for thieves.

"It's a busy store.  Maybe folks are going in there under the impression that they can get through without being noticed, but the fact is, we're noticing there is camera footage and we're using any means available to identify these individuals," said Limansky.
    
If you recognize any of the people in these pictures or have any information, which could help, you're asked to call police.

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