Rockwood police looking for Nintendo thieves

Rockwood police looking for Nintendo thieves

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Investigators hope surveillance images will help them catch the alleged thieves. Investigators hope surveillance images will help them catch the alleged thieves.
Towards the end of the video one criminal leaves the store. The other wheels the cart to one of the doors. Towards the end of the video one criminal leaves the store. The other wheels the cart to one of the doors.

By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

ROCKWOOD (WATE) – Police in Rockwood are looking for two suspects accused of stealing 45 Nintendo 3D XL's from their Walmart. The popular handheld gaming devices sell well during the holidays retailing at $199 each.

Investigators hope surveillance images will help them catch the alleged thieves.

"This is them walking through the men's clothing section. You see them putting things in the buggy," said Det. Dwayne Gray with Rockwood PD, showing us the pair inside the store.

First, they loaded up clothes in their shopping cart as part of their cover. Then you see them going into the electronics section.

"One moves to the center aisle to watch out for any employees," Det. Gray explained, about how one person stood guard as the other loaded up 45 Nintendo 3D XL's into the cart. Then they covered the items in the cart with the clothes they picked out.

"It was pretty crafty and pretty skilled for them to get away with 45 of them at one time," said Brandee Mills, who works at Game Haven.

"You can easily sell them on Amazon, Craigslist, and of course eBay," she added, about the popularity of the product.

Towards the end, one criminal leaves the store. The other wheels the cart to one of the doors.

They then take off with the stash.

The incident happened close to 3 a.m. on Monday.

They know one of the criminals is a woman, but aren't sure about the gender of their second suspect. They're hoping someone may have seen the pair in the store at that time, or recognize them from somewhere else.

If you have tips in this case, call 865-354-3388.

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