A man who stole electronics from a Walmart in South Hill with three friends bit and tried to strangle an employee who confronted him on the way out, according to Tacoma-Pierce County CrimeStoppers.
Investigators are trying to identify the four, who were captured on surveillance camera while entering the store about 7:45 p.m. Dec. 21.
The men hid multiple drones and video games in their clothing and left the store, located at 16502 Meridian Ave. E., without paying.
One of the men then went back inside, took more items and returned them for cash, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
When an employee stopped the man on his way out the door, the man bit and tried to strangle the employee.
The suspects fled in a small black sedan.
The man who assaulted the Walmart employee is described as black, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing dark pants, a black jacket and a baseball cap at the time of the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653