Reporting Mike Landa
PALMDALE (CBS)— Investigators on Friday sought help from the public in identifying a man who allegedly dressed up as a Walmart employee to steal four flat screen TVs from a Palmdale store.
KNX 1070′s John Brooks reports the daring theft happened sometime during the New Year’s Eve rush.
Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the suspect posed as a Walmart greeter — complete with the familiar vest and name tag — before he made off with the merchandise on Dec. 31.
“He walked in the back, loaded up four TVs into a shopping cart with the appearance of he may have been helping a customer and walked out of the store,” said Palmdale Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Moore.
The store was so full of customers that night that other employees were not aware of an impostor in their store, Moore said.
The suspect on the surveillance tape appears to be between a black male between 40 to 50 years old, bald and about 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 250 pounds.
He was reportedly seen driving away in a black pickup truck.
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the Palmdale station at (661) 272-2400 or leave an anonymous tip by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477).