Men unsuccessful in Wal-Mart shoplifting

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Police need help identifying two men who tried to steal items from a Wal-Mart in Newport News Monday.

Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department said the incident happened between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Wal-Mart located at 6111 Jefferson Ave.

Two male suspects in their mid to late 20s entered the store and worked as a team to conceal food, clothing and trash bags. One would take items off the shelf while the other would put the merchandise in Wal-Mart bags.

The pair was confronted by an asset protection officer who tried to stop them. The suspects took off on foot, leaving the goods behind.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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