Two sought in attempted DVD theft
GLOVERSVILLE – The city Police Department is seeking the public’s help with identifying two men who police say tried to steal $1,000 worth of DVDs from the Walmart Supercenter on South Kingsboro Avenue.
Police said the attempted theft occurred around 1 p.m. Sunday.
Management stopped one man inside the store with a bag of DVDs, and an employee made contact with the second man just outside the store, authorities said.
Police said the employee grabbed the bag the second man was carrying and the man then pulled on the bag in an attempt to avoid apprehension, causing the bag to rip open.
The contents, which consisted of DVDs, fell out, police said.
Detective Sgt. Mike Jory said neither of the men got away with any of the merchandise the two were trying to steal.
Jory said the first suspect was stopped by a member of management, but after an employee confronted another man, the management person’s attention was diverted to the person outside the building.
“The first male took that opportunity to not stick around and he just left,” Jory said. “He walked right by the second male and the employee on the way out and they walked down to the [traffic] circle and left.”
Through surveillance footage from Walmart, police said they learned the two suspects arrived in a tan Chevy Blazer, then fled the scene in the same vehicle.
“We think with this time of year, it is going to connect to other larcenies because we watched them through the whole store, and I’m assuming these guys are familiar with this type of activity,” Jory said.
He said on Monday night no new information has become available.
The Police Department is asking for help with identifying the two suspects as well as the vehicle. Anyone with information is advised to call Jory at 773-4569 or the sergeant’s desk at 773-4506 with any information.
Police said all information will be kept confidential.