CAUGHT ON TAPE: Shoplifters Use Baby Carrier In Electronics Thefts

Police say crafty thieves used a baby carrier in a shopping cart to make off with expensive electronics gear.

It happened several times last Thursday at the Wal-Mart in Havelock.

Police say the two men and one woman are believed to have taken two Blue Ray DVD players and GPS devices. One man is seen in store video over a two hour period making four trips to a vehicle in the parking lot and placing an undetermined number of items in the car. Store video shows none of the three people passing through checkout lines.

Boxes for the electronics are later found in various places in the store and police believe one of the men stole the merchandise, which was later concealed under the baby carrier by the woman.

Anyone with information about the identity of the three people should contact Havelock police at 252-447-3212.

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  • by Joe on Apr 7, 2009 at 03:25 PM
    They act like this is something new. I was loss prevention at a large retail chain for several years in Raleigh. You would be amazed at the stuff I have seen. Using a child or a carseat/stroller to steal is nothing new. I am amazed this has even made the news. I saw stuff much worse than his ALL the time.
  • by Hope they get caught on Apr 7, 2009 at 02:23 PM
    I hope they can identify and catch them. The low lives are migrating to this store and we don't want them here. The New Bern store is like a slum. I wish they would start checking all bags, strollers, etc. of everyone leaving. If you are not doing anything wrong, you don't have anything to hide and shouldn't mind.
  • by the card on Apr 7, 2009 at 02:11 PM
    I agree with Fred. JJs post said nothing about race. bct made it about that all by himself.
  • by Fred Location: NC on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:57 PM
    bct n beargrass, I did not see in JJ's post nothing refering to race. Are you sure they are black? They could be mexican, or bi-racial. To many hand outs for non-productive people. We need a simple program in the USA, work or don't eat!
  • by Well Location: Pitt on Apr 7, 2009 at 11:59 AM
    This is not news. Shoplifters have been using this tactic for years. Baby carriers, baby strollers and babies. Mom thinks no one would suspect her stealing while pushing her baby around in the stroller and the whole time she is stuffing items in the stroller and under the baby. Plus if they are stopped by store security, they will give a sob story about not having anyone to get there baby if they are arrested.
  • by bct Location: beargrass nc on Apr 7, 2009 at 10:43 AM
    "JJ" that's your comment because they are African American? why does it always have to be a "Race" issue? I have friends of all Races, and I had two very close White friends until I found out they were stealing from a store they were working at. we are still friends but just don't hang out anymore.Just trying to say Shoplifters come in all colors,shapes & sizes!
  • by Mary Location: NC on Apr 7, 2009 at 09:28 AM
    Living off of the goverment for sure, and I hope they keep on living on the goverment but in Prison. It's people like them who get the prices in these stores so high no one can afford to shop. It's one of the reasons the usa is in debt. Sorry people that is for sure.
  • by JJ on Apr 6, 2009 at 03:57 PM
    "Mother", the "times" have nothing to do with it. I'll bet you ten dollars to a doughnut that none of these people work and more than likely are living off of the government as always. Thieves will be thieves whether the "times" are bad or not.
  • by Mother Location: Washington on Apr 6, 2009 at 01:53 PM
    Unfortunately this will get worse before it gets better. My neighbor had his car parked in front of his home and everyone on the street was at home and someone tried to get into his car in the daytime. Mind you everyone was home and the theif new we were all home. Times are getting pitiful.

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