2 men suspected of stealing TVs from three Walmarts in Raleigh

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Raleigh police officers are looking for two men suspected of stealing televisions from three Walmarts in the city.

John Ryan Scott and Thomas Ryan Scott are also suspected of thefts in Wilson, Greenville and New Bern.

They're suspected of stealing from the Walmart on 8000 Town Drive on December 30th, 2018, from the Walmart on 10050 Glenwood Avenue January 8th and from the 1725 New Hope Church Road location on January 15th.

They put the televisions in a shopping cart and walked out the door, a Raleigh Police Department spokeswoman said.

"It's a little unnerving," said shopper Jajuan Cofield. "Especially an area like this. You've got pretty quiet neighborhoods around this area. I've lived around this area for a couple years now so it's really unsettling."

Sean Mangroo, another Walmart shopper, said, "It's disturbing. I think it's a testament to the environment. A lot of people might be struggling to make ends meet..picking random places to go rob."

Walmart responded to the robbery with this statement:

We strive to create a safe and enjoyable shopping experience for our customers. While what has happened in Raleigh is unfortunate, we want to assure customers that we are continuously working on ways to ensure their safety. We have invested millions of dollars in technology and people support to deter and detect crime and appreciate the partnership and efforts of local law enforcement. As this is an open investigation, we're referring all questions to police.

If you have information on their whereabouts, you're asked to contact CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org.
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