WAREHAM, Mass. - Wareham Police are asking for help identifying three accused shoplifters who dragged a 76-year-old Walmart employee.
Surveillance video from the store shows the suspects park near a fire exit around 6 p.m. Thursday. Two of them went inside, while one sat in the car. A short time later, the two suspects are seen coming out of the fire exit with a shopping cart.
As they’re trying to put items in the car, the employee tried to stop them. The car pulled away, dragging the employee several feet until he fell to the ground. The employee got up and tried to stop the suspects again, but one of them rammed him with a shopping cart, knocking him to the ground again.
The suspects got away before police arrived. They were reported to be in a blue Honda with no license plate, last seen traveling eastbound on Cranberry Highway.
While trying to stop the suspects, the employee ripped a windshield wiper from the car, which police collected for evidence.
Nearby shoppers rushed to help the employee. He was taken to Tobey Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.
“Identifying and arresting these subjects is a top priority, because in addition to stealing from a business in Wareham, they injured, and very easily could have killed someone with their desperate and reckless actions to flee the area,” Acting Police Chief John Walcek said. “I would ask everyone to view the photos of the suspects, the suspect vehicle and help us apprehend these criminals. I am confident with the public’s help that will happen.”
Contact Wareham Police at 508-295-1212 with any information. To use Text-A-Tip, text 274637 on your cell phone and start your message with, “warehampd.”
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