Duo accused of stealing 33 iPads from Newton County Walmart

Inside a gray plastic bin, the duo allegedly concealed 33 iPads and left the store. (Photo: Covington police)
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Inside a gray plastic bin, the duo allegedly concealed 33 iPads and left the store. (Photo: Covington police)

They walked in the Covington Walmart like anyone else. She pushed a shopping cart into the store and he walked beside her.

When the two left the store, the woman was still pushing the cart. Only this time, there were 33 iPads hidden inside a large, plastic tote, according to Covington police.

The alleged shoplifters made off with nearly $15,000 worth of iPads shortly after 3 a.m. Monday, Detective Kara Hipps said Thursday. Investigators are hopeful that video from inside the store will help identify the suspects, who could be responsible for similar crimes in other jurisdictions, Hipps said.

In the Covington theft, the duo appeared to have a plan when they got to the electronics section in the store.

“She pries open the case,” Hipps said. “He’s a watch out.”

After placing the iPads inside a large plastic container, the two left the store in a grey vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Impala, according to police.

Investigators believe the same duo may have pulled off similar shoplifting at a Villa Rica Walmart on Tuesday, Hipps said.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to contact Hipps with Covington police at 678-625-5555 or email at Kara.Hipps@CovingtonPolice.com.

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