Suspects wanted in Topsy Lane Walmart thefts

This vehicle was allegedly used as a getaway in a theft at the Walmart near Topsy Lane.

This vehicle was allegedly used as a getaway in a theft at the Walmart near Topsy Lane.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in an attempted theft at the Walmart Store located at 3770 Highway 395 near Topsy Lane in Carson City.

On Jan. 28 at approximately 7:25 p.m., the two males entered the store and went to the electronics department. The male wearing the “Vans” sweatshirt gathered several items from the shelves and placed them in a shopping cart. The other male exited the store and returned to the vehicle and waited near the store’s rear exit doors.

Store personnel approached the male as he was walking toward the rear door. When the store staff member identified himself, the male ran out the rear door with the shopping cart full of electronics. The store staff member confronted the male at which time a fight occurred and the male ran to the waiting vehicle.

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A reward also is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who walked a bicycle out of the Topsy Lane Walmart and then rode it away from security guards.

The theft occurred 4:40 p.m. Feb. 10 when a Hispanic man entered the store and selected a black “Mongoose” mountain bike which was of a newer model that has large “fat” tires, and began walking out the door. Store personnel attempted to stop the male and find out if he had a receipt.

The bicycle is worth $200. The man is described as being in his mid to late 20s, approximately 5-feet, 6-8 inches tall, of stocky build, and wearing a blue baseball hat, black jacket, purple shirt, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call DCSO Dispatch at (775) 782-5126 or Douglas County Secret Witness at 775-782-7463 or DCSO Investigator Ed Garren at 775-782-9907.

Tipsters won’t be asked their names and they may remain anonymous.

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