Gardner Police Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/19/18 Walmart Robbery
Wednesday December 19, 2018
This morning at approximately 9:39 a.m. two subjects entered the Gardner Walmart Supercenter at 1725 E Santa Fe, exiting a short time later with over $1000 worth of electronics merchandise they had not paid for. A store employee approached the suspects as they were exiting the store and was sprayed with pepper spray before the suspects fled the scene.
The suspects involved were described as follows:
- Black male, approximately 5’10”, slender to medium build. He was wearing a
dark/light color striped knit stocking cap with a ball on top, dark long-sleeve jacket or
hoodie over a longer light-colored shirt, and dark pants
- Black female, approximately 5’6”, heavy build, short hair or hair pulled back, possible Bluetooth device in right ear. She was wearing a white ball cap with dark logo centered in the front, gray or tan hoodie, gray or tan pants, and dark athletic style shoes
The suspect vehicle is a white Chevrolet Malibu, 4-door, with Kansas license plate 951FML. It was last seen northbound on Interstate-35 heading into Kansas City, Missouri.
It is believed that the same two subjects were responsible for a similar theft from the Gardner Walmart on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at approximately 10:38 a.m. In that incident, over $2000 worth of electronics were stolen. The vehicle used in that incident was described as matching the vehicle used in today’s incident.
If you witnessed either incident or know the identities of the two suspects shown in the attached photos, or the whereabouts of the vehicle used, please contact the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS or call the Gardner Police Department at 913-856-7312.