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Sterling Police Look For Help With TV Thefts

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A string of thefts from the Walmart in Sterling has police there asking for your help.

The Sterling police detective we spoke to says the commonalities between the two thefts are likely more of a coincidence than anything.
In both cases, flat screen televisions were the targets of the alleged criminals. Both thefts were from the same Walmart store on Lincolnway, all in the span of one weekend, but that's really where the similarities end.

The first happened Saturday evening and the man was caught on video surveillance walking out of the store with a 42 inch TV he didn't pay for. 
Police said he put it into a black two-door vehicle and drove away. The second theft, around 3 o'clock this morning, was even more brazen.
Video surveillance shows as suspect who police describe as a younger, skinny black male, taking six flat screen TV's from the store out of the emergency exit and loading them into a dark-colored minivan.

He was allegedly helped by at least two accomplices and took more than $7,000 worth of merchandise.  

Sterling police continue to investigate both thefts and they're asking anyone with any information to call them or the Whiteside County Crimestoppers.


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