PALMDALE – If you recognize the suspects in these images, then Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives would like to hear from you.
The men are accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a Palmdale Walmart and assaulting a store employee who tried to stop them, according to Palmdale Community Relations deputy Jodi Wolfe.
The incident occurred around 11:40 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the Walmart located at 37140 47th Street East in Palmdale.
“Two unknown suspects broke into a ‘cash cart’ inside the Walmart store and stole a bag of money containing thousands of dollars,” Wolfe stated. “At the time employees were alerted of the theft, both suspects were running toward the exit.”
Wolfe said a store employee staged himself in front of the exit doors in an attempt to recover the stolen cash.
“As the two thieves approached the employee, one struck him, causing him to fall to the ground,” Wolfe stated. “Both suspects fled the store with the bag of money.”
The first suspect (shown running) is described as a black male with short black hair, between 18 and 22 years old, around 6 feet tall, and about 175 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.
The second suspect is described as a black male with curly black hair, between 18 and 22 years old, around 6 feet 2 inches tall, and about 175 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black sweatshirt.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of these robbery suspects is encouraged to contact Detective Saylor of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2474. To remain anonymous, call LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).