Police searching for Walmart theft suspects

November 2, 2013 10:07:36 PM

Carl Smith - csmith@cdispatch.com

 

Starkville Police Department is searching for five men after $14,000 in Apple iPads was stolen from Walmart Wednesday. 

 

Surveillance footage shows five African American males enter the store's electronics department and break a display case's glass with what appears to be a hammer. Eye witness accounts were also provided to SPD, a release states. 

 

The suspects took 15 iPad Minis and 14 iPads from the display case, stuffed them in a black duffel bag and then fled the department in different directions. SPD described the get-away vehicle as a newer, charcoal gray Chevrolet Impala. The car's tag was observed hanging improperly, the release states. 

 

While SPD hunts for the five suspects, Chief David Lindley also confirmed Saturday officers are still searching for a drive-by shooting suspect. 

 

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for 18-year-old Deangelo Dewayne Manning's arrest. His last known address is 406 Hancock Circle, according to a previous SPD release. 

 

Numerous shots were fired in the Henderson Hill area about 12:35 a.m. Halloween. No injuries were reported, but several vehicles were damaged in the incident. It is not known how many shots were fired. 

 

SPD released no motive for the shooting. The investigation is ongoing. 

 

Anyone with information regarding either of these incidents or Manning's location is asked to call SPD at 662-323-0393 or 662-323-4131, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch