Police from Fort O and LaFayette Aim To Catch Different Thieves Stealing Lottery Tickets and Electronics

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 2/20 6:39 pm
NORTH GEORGIA, (WDEF)- Lafayette Police say they are looking for a couple that have targeted their local Wal Mart stealing nearly 20,000 dollars worth of electronics.

The male breaks the case of I-phones and Samsung Galaxies, gets the getaway car ready before his partner  takes over with a shopping cart.

"Black female accomplice with him that was somewhat dressed as a Wal-Mart employee and she assumed the role of a Wal-Mart employee, ran the customers out of the area"


Captain Stacey Meeks  believes the pair are not from the LaFayette area.
They targeted the store at 11pm on February 17th.

"We've made arrests that the perpetrators are from Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis so in this type of case they weren't very concerned about concealing their identity"

A similar theft of over 10,000 dollars an hour earlier at 10pm on the same day, February 17th is also connected to the pair.

"Detectives now believe the same couple also targeted this Wal-Mart, 15 miles away in Trion Georgia also looking for electronics">

Local customers say they don't want thieves and robbers in their Georgia Wal-Marts.

"Road Dog", Georgia Wal-Mart Customer,"The economy is bringing a lot of this on, our government I know they probably doing they best they know with what they got to do with it's a shame they are out here doing this"

 Ft. Oglethorpe Police are dealing with their own unique thief just  30 miles away from La Fayette and Trion.

Lieutenant Steve Blevins, "A convenience store asks for some specific lottery tickets, as the clerk is pulling those  he asks to see if they are the right tickets, she holds them out to show him, he grabs them and runs right out the door"

The lottery ticket thief struck at 9pm on Feb 18th at a gas station at the corner of  Cloud Springs Rd and Mack Smith.

  If you have information on either of the Trion or Lafayette Wal-Mart incidents from the night of February 17th, contact (706) 639-1540, the couple used a late model tan minivan (Possibly a Chrysler Town and Country).
   
 Or the Ringgold lottery ticket theft February 18th, Fort Oglethorpe Police Department, (706)-866-2521



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