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Thieves Distract Clerk to Steal $1,000 in Merchandise, Possibly Connected to Recent Vehicle Burglaries

NEW PORT RICHEY – Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for at least two men responsible for stealing $1,000 in merchandise and gift cards from a local Walmart. And the suspects may be responsible for other recent crimes.

According to officials, two men walked into the Walmart located at 8745 SR-54 on Sunday and brought $500 worth of merchandise to a register. The men asked the clerk to load $500 on four separate gift cards and then distracted the clerk by asking for a pack of cigars. While the clerk was turned away, one of the suspects pushed the print receipt button on the register, finalizing the sale. At that moment, both suspects fled the store with the merchandise and drove away in a white Nissan sedan.

One of the men pictured in the Walmart surveillance video resembles the suspect who broke into a vehicle at Discovery Point Day Care last Tuesday, however, officials haven’t confirmed if the crimes are related.

The vehicles involved in both crimes are described as white Nissans, however, the vehicle used in the day care burglaries is a small SUV – the Walmart vehicle is described as a sedan.

In addition, both crimes took place on or near SR-54 and less than 8 miles apart.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office 800-706-2488 and reference case #17-049063.

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  • Why steal gift cards? Aren’t they empty until loaded?

    Tuesday, 26 December 2017, 5:08 pm
  • BIG news! Big big news!! Way to get the scoop! ….Shoplifters. *yaaaaawn

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11:11 am
  • All I have to say is surprise surprise

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 4:23 pm
  • Is it possible the Police really don’t know who the turnip brain is that appeared in the Day Care Video and now this one?? By the way, what is a “sparkling wiggler”? Also to Nadine, please pick any arrest of white guys on this site and read the comments. Most of us don’t care what skin color the idiot is.

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 8:10 am
  • Damn Nadine chill it’s just a saying

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 5:43 am
    • no, it’s an allusion to a disgusting racial slur. it’s a way for you people to get the impression across without actually saying it. we all know what it really is. and it’s disgusting. don’t tell me to chill from your cave.

      Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:35 am
  • by the way, genius crime if it weren’t for cameras.

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 12:16 am
    • @Nadine You have the the bar for genius set MUCH lower than I do.

      Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 6:58 am

        Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 2:10 pm
      • honey not really since you can’t understand sarcasm

        Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:36 am
    • I don’t believe in stealing personally but on the contrary , I honestly don’t give a f**k if Walmart gets ripped off $1000 or $10,000. That kind of $ is like the tooth fairy in a meth house .
      Who gives a . Screw Walmart and their greedy bs . If I see these characters I’ll shake their hand

      Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 10:23 am

        Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 3:25 pm
        • on what? molecular biology? real estate bubbles? you really should clarify your point amigo.

          Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:39 am
    • I got on a city bus and found a vacant seat,
      I thought I saw my future bride walking up the street,
      I shouted to the driver hey conductor, you must slow down.
      I think I see her please let me off this bus

      Nadine, honey is that you?
      Oh, Nadine. Honey, is that you?
      Seems like every time I see you Darling you got something else to do

      Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 7:39 am
      • what a waste of time and brain cells that comment turned into.

        Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:38 am
  • Put that image up on a billboard on 19.

    Monday, 18 December 2017, 9:28 pm
  • Sparkling wiggles?

    Monday, 18 December 2017, 8:22 pm
    • leave america, racist.

      Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 12:15 am
    • Urban Dictionary

      Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 10:20 am
    • Well looks like about 90% of arrests here are white. Put your dogs on leash pick up your stinky yards get all the junk cars out mow your yards quit riding my ass squelling tires ect.. Dont forget church sunday ask your pastor…white trash is the problem here scum dummies google that.

      Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 4:30 pm
      • amen

        Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:37 am
  • Perfect video of the losers someone should know who they are

    Monday, 18 December 2017, 8:22 pm
  • Sparkling wiggles at it again.

    Monday, 18 December 2017, 7:49 pm
    • Sparkling wigglers * 🤣😂🤣💀☠💀☠💀

      Monday, 18 December 2017, 8:50 pm
    • you guys don’t belong in america, or any civilized society. you don’t comment on white perps (of which there are more than plenty) with “another white guy”, do you? go find a cave.

      Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 12:16 am

      Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 2:11 pm
      • you mention this street in most of your comments. you clearly are either fascinated by it or are a frequent visitor. either way, get a hobby.

        Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:38 am

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