Man wanted in 5 burglaries at Norfolk Walmart

Surveillance photo of a man wanted for five burglaries at a Norfolk Walmart. (Photo provided by Norfolk Police Department).

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police say a man is wanted for five burglaries at one Walmart store.

An employee of a Walmart on Tidewater Drive contacted police Nov. 1, reporting that several items were missing. Police say detectives found a man spotted on security cameras entering store after hours, stealing merchandise.

Cameras showed this man going inside the store between 2 and 3 a.m. on five separate nights between Oct. 21 and Oct. 30.

We spoke to Walmart, and they referred us to Norfolk Police.

“If they get success in one, if he got success twice, he tried it a third time. Obviously, he’s done it five times now,” said Norfolk Police Officer Daniel Hudson.

Hudson says the man, who’s not an employee, got inside while it was closed.

“He made himself look like a Walmart employee. Once inside, he blended in,” he said.

Officers are now asking for the community’s help identifying the man.

“We can’t be everywhere at once. We need the community’s help solving crime. This is an excellent example of how the two can come together, especially solving these crimes when we have suspects we can’t identify. We’re reaching out to see if anybody will identify this suspect for us,” Hudson says.

There are three ways you can send in anonymous tips.

You can call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-Up, text ‘NORFOLK + YOUR TIP’  to 274637 (CRIMES) or submit it online at www.norfolkcrimeline.com

Police say if your tip leads to an arrest, you’re eligible to win reward money.