SALEM - Two men who appeared to be working together attempted to steal six 32-inch televisions from Walmart on East State Street Wednesday afternoon, but ended up leaving empty-handed.
Store security contacted Salem Police at 1:19 p.m. regarding the shoplifting attempts, explaining how one man was seen on video surveillance attempting to steal three 32-inch Vizio televisions.
He pushed a cart containing the three televisions out the general merchandise doors and was confronted by security. When asked to show his receipt, he pushed the cart toward the worker and fled in a vehicle.
Upon further review of surveillance video, it was discovered a second man also had a cart containing three 32-inch Vizio televisions. After the first suspect was stopped in the parking lot, the second suspect was seen leaving the televisions inside the store near the exit and leaving.
The two were observed on video and it was apparent they were together. The televisions were valued at $248 each.