Surveillance video released in violent Walmart shoplifting incident

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Surveillance video released Monday provides a clearer picture of what happened in a violent shoplifting incident Sunday morning at a Walmart in Rockdale County.

According to the Conyers Police Department, a man and two women spent about an hour and a half shopping in the store and filled their cart with everything from clothing to electronics. However, when the man went to pay for the merchandise at the self-checkout, surveillance shows he only had two large boxed items and a couple of small items.  Investigators said the thieves stuffed all their merchandise into the two boxes.

"Ultimately what would've been a couple of hundred dollars' worth of purchased items, was over $1,000 in merchandise that they tried to walk out of the store with," explained Conyers Police Sgt. Buck Vaughn. 

Officers said store employees recognized the man from a similar incident about a week before and confronted him.  The man left the store and most of the merchandise, but three employees followed him into the parking lot.  When he got to his car, he pointed a gun at them, and they ran.

"This is a very unique [sic] situation in that it did turn violent so quickly," said Vaughn.

The three suspects then drove off in a dark, four-door sedan.

The male suspect wore glasses and a black T-shirt with an image of the grim reaper on the front. Both of the women had their hair up with one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing a white T-shirt with a cartoon on it.

Anyone with information on the suspects, please call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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