All It Takes to Steal $75K From Walmart Is a Uniform

Bristow, Oklahoma, Walmart was robbed on July 4
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2015 6:58 PM CDT
The suspect in his probably-not-bulletproof vest.   (Bristow Police Department)

(Newser) – A Bristow, Oklahoma, Walmart was robbed of $75,000 on Saturday morning by a man who police think carried no weapon and dished out no threats. How he pulled it off: He posed as a Loomis employee and acted as if he was there on the armored transport company's behalf to pick up the store's bank deposit (as Fox 23 puts it, he "implied" he was with Loomis). The employees apparently thought so, and handed over the money, which he signed for. As for his uniform, it wasn't a very precise one: Police say it didn't feature the company's logo, and the vest he was wearing didn't appear to be bulletproof, per another Fox 23 report.

That said, police haven't conclusively determined that he has no ties to Loomis or Walmart; the man apparently headed to the cash office upon entering the store. News on 6 reports employees realized they'd been had when a real Loomis truck showed up about 30 minutes later for the pickup. On-site cameras weren't able to pick up the license plate number of the man's black, newer-model Chevy Malibu, but authorities have asked the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to review its own footage for signs of the car; investigators don't believe the man is local to the area. The AP reports that police currently have no suspects. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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