Report: Myrtle Beach Walmart employee foils shoplifting attempt

Report: Myrtle Beach Walmart employee foils shoplifting attempt

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – An employee stopped three people from shoplifting over $1,400 worth of merchandise from the Seaboard Street Walmart Wednesday night, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report.

The employee told police that at about 9:50 p.m., a man and two women placed four WiFi routers in their shopping cart and began to cover them with other merchandise.

The employee kept his eyes on them as they walked throughout the store and began to walk to the exit, according to the police report. The man walked out first, and the two women took off running with the merchandise, passing the registers. The employee stopped one of the women, introduced himself as an asset protection officer, and told both women to come to the Loss Prevention office.

One of the women then grabbed her child and ran out, the report states. The employee let the other woman go, for his safety. The suspects then drove off, running over a curb as they exited the parking lot.

The report lists over 100 items that were in the suspects' shopping cart as they attempted to exit, including: jeans, t-shirts, dresses, handbags, scooter sets, kid's shoes, bras, food, and routers. The total value of the recovered items was $1,416, according to the police report.

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