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Normal Police say people with inside knowledge stole $23K worth of merchandise from Walmart

Normal Police Department
Emma Shores
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Normal Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars of electronics from Walmart.

Normal Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars of electronics from Walmart.

Police are calling it a burglary that appears to have been done by an organized group with knowledge of Walmart operations.

“We believe they have done the same thing at other Walmart stores,” Normal Police Lieutenant Timothy Edmiaston said.

Edmiaston said burglars broke into the store at 300 Greenbriar Drive when it was closed sometime before May 13 and took about $23,000 worth of electronics and some luggage. The suspects reportedly arrived in a dark SUV wearing Walmart vests and face masks and entered the store through the shopping cart bay door, Edmiaston said.

Police said they have no suspect information.

Last week, Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill that aims to crack down on organized retail theft. The new law enables prosecutors to bring charges against offenders across Illinois and in other states.

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