Thief walks out of Gwinnett Walmart with TVs

by: Manuel Bojorquez Updated:

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga.,None - A Gwinnett County man accused of stealing several flat-screen TVs by simply walking out of a store could be connected to other cases, police said.

"Sometimes it appears that he may be acting alone," Lawrenceville Police Captain Greg Vaughn told Channel 2’s Manuel Bojorquez. "Other times, it looks like there may be somebody out there waiting in a vehicle to where they can load the TVs up and make a quick getaway," he said.

Surveillance video from Jan. 15 at the Walmart on Collins Hill Road in Lawrenceville shows two men in the electronics department looking at televisions. Later, they're seen loading several into shopping carts and walking out.  On that night, police said, the men walked out with five flat screens.

Lawrenceville Police arrested Koso Lenga this week, but are still looking for others. 

Investigators believe the men are responsible for at least three cases in Lawrenceville.  They are comparing notes with other Gwinnett County cities and other metro counties that had similar crimes.

Police are also looking into how the men have been able to walk out of the store unnoticed One theory is that someone distracted security guards at the door, investigators told Bojorquez.

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