GALLIPOLIS — Officials with the Gallipolis Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man alleged to stolen over $500 in merchandise from the Gallipolis Walmart by pushing a shopping cart loaded with unpurchased items out of the store.
The theft reportedly occurred between 12:15-12:20 p.m. on Sunday, December 9 when an unknown male entered the store located at 2145 Eastern Avenue and selected a 42-inch flat screen television and a vacuum cleaner, placing them into a shopping cart.
According to a loss prevention officer with the store, after selecting the items, the male, who was caught on surveillance video, went directly to the front entrance doors and pushed the cart out of the store without paying for any of the property.
The police report indicates that the television is valued at $448, while the vacuum cleaner is valued at $129.
After exiting the store, the subject reportedly left the area in a tan colored Pontiac Aztek.
Individuals with possible information that may lead to the identification of the suspect in this case are asked to call the Gallipolis Police Department and leave a message at (740) 441-6017.