Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Attempted gun robbery at Walmart

The Clinton Police Department issued the following press release:

Clinton Police Seek Identity of Shoplifting Suspects

Clinton, Miss. (May 17, 2016) On the morning of May 18,2016 at approximately 0328 hours, Officers responded to Wal*Mart Stores Inc., 950 U.S. Highway 80, Clinton, Mississippi, in regards to a shoplifting that had just occurred. The reporting party and store manager, advised Dispatch that two (2) black males had broken the gun cabinet, stolen property, and then fled the scene through the rear emergency exit.

Officers arrived in the area and searched Wal*Mart parking lot as well as the surrounding area but were not able to locate any suspects. Officers then entered the store to find that the glass sliding door of the ammo cabinet below the actual gun cabinet had been broken out with what appeared to be a cast iron skillet which was lying on the floor in front of the ammo cabinet surrounded by broken glass.

The store manager advised that he was in the back of the store when an associate notified him of two (2) persons behind the counter in sporting goods. The store manager began walking to the sporting goods area when he heard a loud crash. Upon arrival to the area, the store manager observed two (2) black males behind the counter grabbing items from the broken cabinet. The store manager then ordered said males to "stop" at which time they both fled the store through the emergency exit located directly beside gun and ammo cabinets. The store manager followed the males who fled north into the front parking lot of the store.

Upon watching Wal*Mart security footage, Officers observed that the males entered the store through the west entrance at approximately 0308 hours. One (1) male was observed wearing a dark colored short sleeve shirt with dark colored pants. The other male was observed wearing a red hoodie with dark pants. The males then looked around the ammo cabinet, and one attempted to pry open the sliding glass door. Moments later the males retrieved a cast iron skillet from the store, and the male wearing the dark shirt used the skillet to bust the glass door. The dark shirt male then retrieved what appeared to be two (2) boxes of .45 caliber bullets, valued at approximately $25.00 each, before being encounter by a store employee. The males then fled through the emergency exit, located on the south eastern area of the building, and fled north to the front parking lot, aisle 6, and entered a red or orange four door vehicle. The vehicle then exited the parking lot through the western most exit and turned right (east) on U.S. Highway 80.

Clinton Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying and apprehending the two suspects. Please contact Clinton Police or Crimestoppers at 601-355-tips with information regarding the identity of the suspects.


Anonymous said...

Cops should be able to catch this one. It will not happen until tomorrow morning. They should be there waiting on him.

Anonymous said...

TimeCop will be there waiting.

PittPanther said...

All that for 2 boxes of bullets? Prison time, felony record, for $50 worth of ammo? Faces on camera, car license plates on camera. No chance of getting away with this.

Where are the critical thinking skills of these criminals? Risk/Reward analysis? Who developed this plan, and thought it was a good idea?

Anonymous said...

Didn't they get the message: CPD will hunt them down, high speed chase, and not give up until they have been arrested?

After a while, you just have to throw your hands up and just admit that some people just don't care and why should honest people care about them?

Anonymous said...

12:37, there are some really dumb people in this world.

Anonymous said...

Somebody must be physic. The report said the burglary took place on May 18, 2016, and it was reported on May 17, 2016.

Anonymous said...

Somebody must need to learn to spell psychic and to read all the other comments that already made the point that this robbery will not occur until tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

1:50 in the PM, thanks for the much needed chuckle!

Bill Dees said...

@1:38 "Physic"?? Really??

Anonymous said...

There is still time for the Sheriff and police to set up.

Anonymous said...

These two dumbasses will be calling mama to put some money in their jail account!

Midnight Detective said...

PattPinther: Please read more carefully. The report says they broke into the GUN cabinet. Obviously their intention was to steal GUNS. Their efforts were thwarted and they only got away with .45 cal ammo.

"Risk/reward analysis"? Once again, Pitt Panther....

Anonymous said...

They did not steal "bullets." They stole "cartridges." Bullets are but one component of a cartridge. Calling them bullets is the same as saying that you bought a birthday "flour" for someone. Flour is a part of the cake, but it is not the whole. Another is referring to concrete as "cement." Again, cement is but one part of concrete. Try pouring dry "cement" into the foundation of a home and see what you get...DUST! You must add water, aggregate and sand to cement to obtain concrete and have is set.

Ok, I've got that pet peeve off my chest. Maybe the guys went to Clinton since Academy Sports is closed at 3:00 AM.

Anonymous said...

Nerd alert

Anonymous said...

Probably time for Wal-Mart to re-evaluate the location of the guns/ammo. Whoever thought it was a good idea to have them right next to an exit? (I know it was an emergency exit, but still..)

Of Flour and Firearms said...

Sorry, 10:22, but a 'cartridge' is merely packaging. Packaging that often holds other elements, including a bullet, typically. But, a cartridge without a bullet is simply a cartridge. If they had stolen cartridges they could have made wind-chimes. They stole live ammunition rounds.

Cartridges are often spent. Try stealing spent cartridges. They have no immediate utility unless you plan to reload. It's like stealing an empty flour box, to use your cake analogy.

John Dough said...

Amen, 10:22.

And 12:19, try reading an ammo box to see what it calls the contents.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, 12:19, but a "cartridge" is the entire package. A spent "cartridge" becomes a used casing. You are confusing "cartridge" with "casing".

A usually brass casing, containing a bullet, powder charge and a primer is a cartridge. We sometimes refer to the complete package as a round.

A "cartridge" without a bullet is no longer a cartridge.

Now, a shotgun cartridge is brass/plastic, but commonly referred to as a shell (in pre-spent form) or hull (after being fired). But the definition by anyone who has even cursory knowledge of firearms is that a cartridge is the full entirety of the components needed for the item to operate as intended.

Anonymous said...

Additionally @ 10:22.

Bullet is colloquially used for cartridge. While I abhor semantic arguments because it's all simply labels meant to convey a meaning, while the meaning is the point, I correct both of you just for the sake of being informative.

As to the intent of the criminals. They could very easily just been attempting to steal the ammunition and no firearms. They would do this because of it being a personal use vs selling. While most criminals of this type are not of the higher intelligence, you have to remember that they are usually, somewhat, single-minded.

Anonymous said...

They stole 2 boxes of .45 ammo, only to get home and find out their High Point was a 9mm.

Not to be confused with a racial profiler said...

When someone is wearing a "hoodie" in the middle of May in Central Mississippi, I think we can rest assured they are up to no good.

Anonymous said...

9:55, you are not allowed to say something like that. You are also not allowed to be suspicious of the individual running toward you on the street wearing a hoodie in July. You are not allowed to notice such a person. Just amble on down the street and look in a different direction. Wait a minute, you may not be allowed to do that either.
Maybe it would be better if a hoodie was seen as a cloak of invisibility.

Cartridge In A Pear Tree said...

While you pointy-hatted nerds are arguing over powder, primer and wad, the fact remains that the hooded Africans attempted to steal guns, weapons, rifles, long guns, pistols, revolvers...whatever was in the locked gun cabinet. A cabinet with a door is a case and a case that held guns of some description is a gun case.

Anonymous said...


Africans? You're funny, with your white pointed hat/hood.

Anonymous said...

@8:06...They sho' as Hell weren't Anglo-Freakin-Americans!!! Sorry @11:13 hurt your pre-offended sensitivities!! Maybe you should read @10:26 again. Unnerstan', Bro'??

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