PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- Two sly thieves are accused of loading a filing cabinet box with stolen iPads to sneak them out of a Paulding County Walmart.
The theft happened Apr. 10 at the store in the 3600 block of Marietta Highway. The suspects struck at 4:30 in the morning, when no one was working in the electronics section.
Paulding County Sheriff's Cpl. Ashley Henson said the suspects began by taking a two-drawer filing cabinet from the office supply section. They then broke into a locked cabinet full of iPads and hid 39 of the electronics in the filing cabinet's box.
The suspects bought the filing cabinet, which allowed them to take the iPads out of the store without getting caught, Henson said. Walmart officials did not realize the theft had occurred until later.
Henson said similar incidents have been reported at Target and Walmart stores across metro Atlanta.