Shocking Walmart CCTV shows thief stealing $19,000 worth of iPads & iPhones before dodging workers to escape

THIS is the shocking moment a thief gets away with nearly $20,000 worth of Apple products at Walmart.

The police are working to identify the culprit, who managed to get access to the “employee only” room where the valuables were stored.

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The culprit was wearing a black face mask and white or gray hoodie[/caption]

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They entered the back employees only room[/caption]

The incident happened at a Walmart in North Carolina earlier this week, and the thief has proved to be elusive.

CCTV shows the culprit wiping away his fingerprints from the doorknobs as they stuff iPhones and iPads into their clothing.

Shockingly, the thief came back with a suitcase, which he then filled with electronics before leaving.

Gastonia Police officer Rick Goodale said: “It appears the suspect put the items under clothing and realized, ‘This is going to be way too easy to see what I’m doing,’ so at that point, they came up with a second plan that they had so many items that they found some other way to get those items out of the store,”

The electronics stolen had serial numbers, which should make it easy to track down if they’re sold illicitly.

Goodale said: “When we have cases like this, especially this high dollar amount, the companies they aren’t going to just absorb that loss.

“They’re going to pass it down to the consumer, so these types of cases do affect all of us.”

Last year, a Walmart shopper gave a bizarre excuse for stealing $200 worth of clothes.

Steven Francis, 51, was caught stealing more than $200 worth of clothes from the Gainesville store, off Interstate-75.

But when police confronted Francis he claimed he couldn’t have stolen the items – because he owned the multibillion dollar grocery store chain.

He told officers that he had recently taken over Walmart after a “hostile takeover”, according to WCJB.

The bold claim did not impress the police and Francis was subsequently arrested.

There has not been any takeover – hostile or otherwise – of Walmart.

The Walton family, the children of Sam Walton who founded the company in 1962, remain the main shareholders of the $400 billion retail giant.

The current CEO and president is Doug McMillon who has been in the position since 2014.

The brand remains solidly in the hands of its shareholders and the Walton family.

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They returned with a suitcase they filled with the devices[/caption]

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They filled their suitcase with iPhones and iPads[/caption] Shocking Walmart CCTV shows thief stealing $19,000 worth of iPads & iPhones before dodging workers to escape


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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