Suspect in walker heist ID’d, case ‘resolved’

Auburn Police are investigating a case of a stolen walker from a Walmart store.
Auburn Police are investigating a case of a stolen walker from a Walmart store.

AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) Auburn Police have identified a woman spotted walking off with a customer’s walker from a Walmart store after she turned herself in.

Police said early Monday that a walker – a Nova lock and load model – was taken from the Auburn Walmart store around noon Oct. 12. The walker’s owner placed it near the exit doors of the store while she shopped, police said.

Surveillance images released by police captured two people walking out of the store with the walker. A woman could be seen pushing it.

Auburn Police Chief Martin McCoy said within two hours of the release, 70-year-old Sharon Moore of Butler came to the Auburn Police Department and admitted to walking off with the walker. The chief said Moore told police she was feeling ill at the time and thought the walker was for customers to use.

Moore agreed to buy a new $200 walker for the victim, McCoy said.

McCoy called the case “resolved” but said possible charges against Moore are being reviewed.

“The public’s help in this matter is just one more example of why Auburn and DeKalb County is such a great place to live and work,” said McCoy.

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