Police: Man Faked Tablet Return, Took Off Without Paying For Gaming Device

11:46 AM, Mar 12, 2013   |    comments
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CULPEPER, Va. (WUSA9) -- Culpeper Police want your help identifying a man suspected of scamming a local Wal-Mart.

According to police, on Friday a man came went up to the customer service counter at the Wal-Mart with a sealed box believed to be a computer tablet. The man exchanged the box for a cash refund, say police, and then went to the electronics department. Police say the man, believed to be between 20 and 30 years old, allegedly took a video gaming device and left the store without paying.

Later, store employees found that the box he had given them didn't have a tablet inside. Instead, they discovered other items in the box, say police.

Police describe the culprit as a 20 to 30 year old, light skinned black man with medium length brown hair, a beard, and glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers anonymously at 540-727-0300 or Detective Sergeant Jeff Dodson at 540-829-5526.

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