Police seek suspects in Target store theft scheme

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police are seeking the public's help identifying two men who are suspects in a theft scheme in Frederick, Md.

Officials say the suspects are wanted for questioning in connection to a theft scheme at the Target Store on Urbana Pike.

Police say information indicates the two men entered the store numerous times between Jan. 3 and April 30 carrying small knives. Once in the electronics department, the men used the knives to cut open store items. They then walked to other locations within the store where they concealed the goods.

Target's Asset protection personnel reported that they believed the men were working together to commit the crimes and that they were possibly driving an early model red Dodge Neon, unknown registration. The men are described by police as follows:

  • Suspect #1 - Black male with a light complexion, approximately 20-30 years of age and 200 lbs., 6ft. tall, full beard with short hair and well dressed. He often wore a black North Face jacket and jeans.
  • Suspect #2 - White male, approximately 20-30 years of age and 160lbs., 5'09", with short brown hair. He typically wore blue jeans and various hooded sweatshirts. (*The suspect in the red sweatshirt and whitish gray sweatshirt are thought to be the same individual.)

Target estimates the value of merchandise stolen by suspect #1 at $1,154 and suspect #2 at $924. The types of items stolen include numerous gaming controllers and headphones, a cellular phone and knife. Anyone with information about these crimes or who can identify the suspects is asked to call Dep. Sier at 301-600-7149.


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