Pierce County detectives are trying to identify four theft suspects at a Walmart in Puyallup. One of them bit and strangled employees during his escape. It happened just a few days before Christmas. Detectives say there were four crooks in all, but only three of them were caught on camera.
“Four people went in. Two stole video games and two stole drones. They all left the store with the stolen electronics. One of the suspects was so brazen that he took the stolen property that he’d already left the store with, went back in the store with it, stole some more items and then tried to return at the return counter for cash the items that he’d previously stolen. That’s when security people recognized him and confronted him. He bit and kicked and fought his way out of the store and was able to get away. That’s why we want to catch these guys because he physically assaulted multiple employees and he’s working with a group of people and so they’re probably out doing some type of thievery on a daily basis," said Det. Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives think the assault suspect is in his 20’s, about 6’0” and weighs around 200 pounds. The second suspect in white was seen on camera twice wearing different clothes. The third suspect had on a colorful hoodie. If you can tell detectives any of these theft suspects’ names, call an anonymous tip in to Crime Stoppers at (1) 800-222-TIPS (8477). There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading their arrest.