On 07/16/2023, the Opelika Police Department began investigating a Theft of Property, First Degree, which occurred at Walmart, located at 2900 Pepperell Parkway. The suspect, a black male, approaches the cash register on a motorized cart and purchases a $5.00 item with a $100 bill. While counting the change, the suspect continues to deliberately confuse the cashier, demanding they recount the money, while pocketing large amounts of cash each time. The suspect can be seen on surveillance footage wearing a tan bucket hat, black t-shirt, black shorts and black shoes. The suspect is accompanied by a tall black male wearing a black Aeropostale t-shirt and red shorts. The men left the store in a blue Hyundai passenger car. If you have any information on this incident or the identity of the suspect, please contact the Opelika Police Department Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.
Tips can also be forwarded through Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at (334) 215-STOP(7867), toll-free at 1-833-AL1-STOP, or via their Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/215stop or their website: www.215STOP.com.