INVESTIGATORS: Men stole $7,000 worth of iPads and iPods

Posted at 1:26 PM, Mar 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-26 13:36:15-04

STAFFORD, Va. (WTVR) – Investigators are looking for two men accused of shoplifting more than $7,000 worth of iPads and iPods from a Virginia Walmart. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said the theft happened Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Walmart on Garrisonville Road.

According to an email from the Sheriff’s Office, a suspect walked to the electronics section of the store and broke the lock on a case carrying Apple products.

Investigators said that man filled a suitcase with IPads and iPods and ran toward the Lawn and Garden section of the store. Once there he threw the suitcase over a fence where another suspect picked it up.

The men then drove off in what investigators described as a possible Chrysler 300, painted in a distinctive two-tone with a white or light color on the roof and a maroon or red color on the bottom half of the vehicle. The car is also outfitted with custom rims, known as “22’s”.

Investigators described the first suspect as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male, age 22-28, 5’6-5’10, wearing a black t-shirt, grey Hollister sweatpants and black shoes and having a tattoo on the inside of his right forearm.

Investigators described the second suspect as a black male, age 22 -28, 5’6-5’9, wearing a grey Hollister t-shirt, black sweat pants and black and white tennis shoes.

Investigators said a similar theft occurred at a Walmart in Fredericksburg around the same time. Both incidents are being investigated to see if they are related.

Anyone with information is asked to contact he Stafford County Sheriff’s Office  at 540-658-4400, Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 or TEXT “Stafford + your tip to CRIMES(274637).