Fake Walmart employee strikes again; wanted for 8 different TV thefts

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Police all across Eastern Carolina are looking for a man who steals televisions while posing as a Walmart employee.

Last month, Jacksonville police were the first to releases photos of the man in the Walmart vest. At the time they said he was a person of interest in a theft from their Walmart on North Marine Boulevard on July 3rd.

Kinston police now say the same man stole two televisions from their Walmart over the span of two months. The first theft happened April 18th and the next on June 2nd.

Police say the man is suspected of doing the same thing at eight different Walmarts throughout Eastern Carolina.

Kinston police say he was leaving in a new blue SUV, possibly a Nissan rogue.

If anyone has information on the man they should call Kinston police at 252-939-3160, the TIPS LINE at 252-939-4020, or Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.


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Police say a man wearing an employee vest is a person of interest in the theft at one Eastern Carolina Walmart.

Jacksonville police released surveillance photos today of the man.

They say the felony larceny happened at the Walmart on North Marine Boulevard on July 3rd.

When asked whether the man was impersonating a Walmart employee, police said that's part of their investigation.

Police say the man appeared to have been driving a light gray SUV with a light interior.

Crime Stoppers offers a $2,500 reward for information that helps police.

Anyone with information should call Jacksonville police at 910-938-6464 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.