FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police have asked for the public’s help to identify two suspects involved in a shoplifting incident at a south-side Walmart during which a man pulled a gun on a security worker.
Police were called Thursday to the Walmart at 7502 Southtown Crossing Blvd. on a report of an armed disturbance after a loss-prevention employee at the store said a man pulled a gun on him.
When police arrived, witnesses said the suspect had abandoned a maroon Cadillac he had been in and instead stole a car and drove off. The owner of the stolen car said he had just parked next to the Cadillac when the suspect approached him with a revolver, pointed it at the man’s face and said “give me everything” before driving away in his car.
Inside the store, a loss-prevention employee told police he had spotted a woman with allergy medication and shampoo in her purse walk past the check-out lanes. The employee then tried to stop the pair, and the man pulled a revolver and said, “(Expletive) is getting real now,” according to police. The employee said the man threatened to shoot at least two employees before the pair ran from the store.
Police took surveillance footage from the store and, on Friday, released still images of the pair to media outlets.
Anyone with any information on these suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (436-7867).