Police ask for help in identifying Walmart theft suspects

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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photoPolice are looking for three suspects, including this man, in thefts of electronics from Walmart stores in Hazel Dell and Woodland.

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photoPolice are looking for three suspects, including this man, in thefts of electronics from Walmart stores in Hazel Dell and Woodland.

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photoPolice are looking for three suspects, including this woman, in thefts of electronics from Walmart stores in Hazel Dell and Woodland.

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photoPolice are looking for three suspects in thefts of electronics from Walmart stores in Hazel Dell and Woodland who are associated with this car.

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Woodland police are asking the public for help in identifying three suspects who allegedly stole about $4,200 worth of laptop computers and handheld PlayStations from area Walmarts last month.

At 3:30 a.m. June 23, the suspects allegedly stole four handheld PlayStation Vitas from the Hazel Dell Walmart, 9000 N.E. Highway 99. Nearly three hours later, they allegedly took eight laptop computers from the Woodland store, 1486 Dike Access Road. The suspects cut a paddle off the display case with bolt cutters to access the laptops. They made their way to the garden section with the merchandise and shoved it under the fence, picking it up when they left the store.

All three suspects were captured on surveillance cameras. Police describe the suspects as two white or Hispanic men in their mid- to late 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall. with thin to medium builds. The third suspect, a woman in her mid- to late 20s, is shorter and has long blonde hair.

They’re associated with a white midsized sedan, possibly a Chevy Malibu or Toyota Camry.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call the Woodland Police Department at 360-225-6965 or 360-225-8981 and ask to speak with Officer Terry Casey or Detective Dave Plaza.