Armed Men Steal iPads From Batesville, MS Walmart

(Panola County, MS} A daring armed robbery Wednesday night at the Batesville, Mississippi Walmart left a couple of clerks pretty shaken.

Two men got away after stealing a half-dozen expensive IPads.

Batesville Police want these guys caught before someone gets hurt.

At first glance nothing seemed “out-of-place” about the two men as they strolled into the store, put some items in shopping carts and headed to the electronics department.

But things turned bad as the pair breaks into a locked case and starts helping themselves to six iPads worth $500 each.

Batesville Detective Captain Paul Shivers said a female Walmart employee was standing nearby, “She was doing the stocking, heard the noise and went over there to see what was going on. And she was met with a gun to her head.”

Detective Shivers said the armed man then turned his pistol on another female worker who heard the commotion and came to see what was going on, “It’s obvious that they came prepared. They wasn’t going to take no for an answer.”

Walmart security cameras showed the two men finishing up their heist, then running down a store aisle and out a back door.

Police, anxious to catch these two men, believe they’ve already got a big break in the case.

One of the men appears to be have an employee name tag on his shirt.

Detective Shivers told us a witness overheard the man possibly talking about his job, “Complaining about their boss. So we figure it’s got to be someone in some kid of factory work or something, with that ID.”

Police are checking businesses in the area to see if anyone fits the description of two bad guys, now in real big trouble,

“Armed robbery and grand larceny. You know they’re looking at some serious time.”

Police say the suspects could be from anywhere in the area.

If you have any information that could help call Batesville Police at 662-563-5653 or North Mississippi Crime Stoppers.
 

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