Thieves threaten to blow up metro Walmart before stealing pricey items, police say

Channel 2's Audrey Washington reports.

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — People inside a Henry County Walmart said they heard two men making terroristic threats. Police say the men threatened a cashier and got away with pricey items without paying.

The theft happened Aug. 14 at the Walmart on South Willow Lane.

Police said the criminals were captured via surveillance video.

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According to detectives, once the pair got to the self checkout, they started a scene and told an employee that they were going to "blow up the store."

"That'll cause a panic, so everyone will run out of the store," customer Ken Breedlove said.

"This makes it scary. This is serious," customer Dawn Callum said.


While security responded, police said a man in a maroon shirt tried to walk out with some items.

An employee stopped him, but another man in a black tank top took off.

Investigators say both men returned just a few hours later and got away with several items, including a pricey flat screen TV.

"They'll probably try it someplace else to see how it works out," Breedlove said.

Police said the suspects drove away in a red sedan.

The two are now wanted on charges of making terroristic threats and theft.