Crime

Man Disguised As Armored Truck Driver Steals More Than $75K From Oklahoma Wal-Mart

| by Mackenzie Fleming

A man in Oklahoma made off with $75,000 from a Wal-Mart after he successfully convinced store employees he was an armored truck driver.

The suspect was reported to be disguised with a bulletproof vest and gun when he entered the Wal-Mart in Bristow, Oklahoma, on July 4 claiming to be there to pick up a cash deposit, News On 6 reported.

Authorities are investigating the heist after the Wal-Mart employees realized their mistake later that day when the real Loomis truck arrived.

Police said the correct truck came to make a scheduled pick up about 30 minutes after the man claiming to be an armored truck driver left with the money.

The suspect was caught on surveillance video inside the Wal-Mart, and is said to have left with more than $75,000 in cash, according to Fox 8. He was reported to be driving a newer model all-black Chevrolet Malibu at the time, instead of an armored vehicle.

The surveillance footage also showed that man’s mock uniform did not have any Loomis logos. Police say the man appeared to be wearing a weighted running vest to imitate the bulletproof vests of Loomis employees.

Authorities said the man did not show a weapon or threaten the Wal-Mart employees, KSN reported. Police say the suspect could possibly be a former Wal-Mart or Loomis employee, reported News On 6.

Fox 8 reported that due to the size of the theft, federal authorities have become involved. The investigation is ongoing.

Source: Fox 8, News On 6, KSN

Photo Credit: Screenshot via Fox 23 News