Police seek thieves who stuffed $12,000 worth of cell phones in pants

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 09:11 AM

Thomasville police are asking the public to help them identify men who walked out of Walmart with more than $12,000 worth of cell phones in their pants.

Video surveillance shows three men taking turns removing the phones from a display case at the Walmart at 1585 Liberty Drive shortly after 1 a.m Tuesday.
“It is obvious, based on the surveillance video, that the suspects’ pants appeared to be filled to capacity to the point that it altered the way they walked,” said Sgt. Brad Saintsing.
The cell phone boxes can be seen in their pants as they are walking in the video.
Walmart did not discover the theft until they checked the inventory later that morning. A total of 21 phones were stolen, including Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 models, along with HTC One and Glacier models.
The total value of the phones is believed to be $12,441.
The suspects are described as:
• White male, about 5 feet and 10 inches tall, 170 pounds, wearing a blue T-shirt, dark pants and a N.C. Tar Heels baseball cap.
• Black male, about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, wearing a red and white polo shirt, dark pants and white baseball cap.
• Black male, about 6 feet tall, 300 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt, gray pants and a dark colored baseball cap.
Anyone with information should call Thomasville Crimestoppers at (336) 476-8477.
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