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Police: Shoplifters intimidate Wal-Mart Employee with hammers, flee with merchandise

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Slidell Police say are investigating a bold shoplifting incident where two suspects, allegedly armed with hammers, chased and intimidated a store employee, smashed open glass electronics cases, and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

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Early Monday morning on December 11, Slidell Police say they were called to Wal-Mart on Natchez Drive after two suspects ran out of the store with nearly $10,000 worth of Apple iPads, Apple TV’s, and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles.

The two suspects allegedly armed themselves with hammers and began shattering glass cases, which were locked and contained expensive electronics. A Wal-Mart employee approached the suspects, described to be described to be two black males in their 20’s or 30’s. Officers say the employee was chased back and intimidated by one of the suspects, who was holding hammers in both of his hands. The two suspects loaded up the merchandise and fled the store, where a getaway car waiting in the parking lot.

The car was described to be a dark-colored Kia or Hyundai.

Slidell Police is asking for anyone with information to contact Detective Scott O’Shaughnessy at 985-646-4348 or soshaughnessy@slidellpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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