Attempted Shoplifter allegedly ditched cart, ran from security at Pasco Walmart

PASCO, Wash. — Police officers are trying to track down a male suspect accused of trying to shoplift nearly $500 worth of items from the Walmart Superstore on Road 68 last Friday morning.

According to a social media alert from the Pasco Police Department, the incident occurred on the morning of May 6, 2022, when a male suspect entered the store at 4820 N Rd 68.

Security camera footage displayed the suspect, a caucasian male, wearing a brown jacket, dark pants, and a black shirt. He is identifiable by dark-colored hair which appears to be receding based on an image shared on social media.

Video shows the suspect waiting with his cart near the entrance to the store for a clear path to walk out. Eventually, he can be observed pushing his car out the front door without paying for any of the items inside.

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However, an Asset Protection agent hired by the store made contact with the man as he attempted to leave. Pasco police officers say he then ditched the cart and ran out of the store to escape being apprehended for his crime.

Surveillance footage allegedly showed the suspect entering a pickup truck pictured in one of the slides above and driving away before Pasco police officers arrived.

Anyone with information to contribute is urged to contact Pasco Police Dispatch at 509-628-0333 or email Officer Wakeman at wakemanj@pasco-wa.gov.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are revealed.

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