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Burglar hid in Tacoma Target store to steal Ipads, accessories

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
July 1, 2012 4:02 pm

Tacoma police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who hid out in a Target store to steal more than $15,000 worth of Ipads and accessories.

The burglary occurred June 3 at the Target store, 23rd Street South, at the corner of Union Avenue.

Police say a man entered the store about 8:30 p.m. and hid behind several large boxes until the store closed. Around midnight, he took several items of luggage from the shelves, smashed multiple display cases and loaded the luggage with electronics.

He then broke open a glass door and fled on foot, heading west toward Union Avenue.

The burglar dropped a piece of luggage filled with stolen goods as he escaped.

Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offerings up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charging of the suspect. Anonymous tips can be called into 253-591-5959.

The burglar is a black man about 20 years old with a light complexion and slender build. He was wearing a black and white checkered hooded coat, light colored pants, black shoes, white gloves and a baseball cap with a red bill.

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