are investigating the theft on Thursday of 16 Nintendo DS game systems from
the Kmart at 750 Indian Boundary Road.
police, the theft was discovered on Friday by the electronics manager, who
noticed after a couple of days off work that all the Nintendo DS game
systems were missing from the locked case. An audit subsequently indicated
that there should have been 16 game systems in the case.
The loss prevention
manager reviewed security camera footage and determined that the theft
occurred at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, when a man and woman entered the electronics
department. Then, as the woman begins a conversation with the clerk, the man
blocks the front of the game system case with a shopping cart, removes
something from his pocket, and kneeling on the floor manages to open the
locked case after one to two minutes of work.
The man next places
all the gaming systems in a blue Rubber Maid tote from the home interior
department, says something to the woman, and--grabbing the tote but leaving
the cart in the aisle--leaves the electronics department. The woman leaves
as well, down a different aisle. They then exit the store via the garden
Police put the
total loss at $3,184.99.