Originally Published: October 31, 2011 9:38 p.m.
Prescott police seek two suspects who stole more than $1,000 in merchandise from the Walmart on Highway 69 on Oct. 19, and less than an hour later, $2,300 in merchandise from the Walmart on Gail Gardner Way, said Lt. Andy Reinhardt, spokesman for the Prescott Police Department.
At 4:05 a.m., two men stole several types of knives, a telescope, several hand and power tools and a couple backpacks from the Walmart on Highway 69, Reinhardt said.
"The men filled two backpacks with merchandise with an estimated value of more than $1,000," Reinhardt said. "They left the store wearing the backpacks, set off the alarm, then waved at two store employees and left in a four-door sedan after they'd been in the store for a half hour."
Then at 8:12 a.m., an officer answered a call about stolen and damaged items at the Walmart on Gail Gardner Way.
An assistant manager told the officer that at 4:23 a.m. two Caucasian men matching the description of those who stole merchandise at the other Walmart, entered the store, stole a number of items and then left about 20 minutes later, according to the police report.
One suspect had a long reddish-brown goatee and wore a knit cap, black short-sleeve T-shirt and baggy blue jeans and appeared to be in his mid- to late twenties, according to the police report. A review of video indicated that this suspect was seen in the store with a shopping cart full of items and was probably a lookout for the other suspect, but did not leave the store with anything, according to the police report.
The other suspect is a shorter man of stockier build with short dark hair, who wore a dark-colored, short-sleeve shirt with a large white symbol on the front and baggy blue jeans, according to the police report.
This suspect was seen on video forcing open a display case with four computer tablets and leaving the stores with a dark-colored backpack that appears to be quite full before getting into a silver, four-door sedan with a sunroof, according to the police report.