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Walmart thief escapes on electric scooter

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Daniel Uria
An Arizona man pinned a Walmart employee against a wall with an electric scooter during an attempted theft. According to police, the unidentified man placed items in the scooter and tried to leave the store without paying for them. Screen capture/Pima County Sheriff's Department/Facebook
An Arizona man pinned a Walmart employee against a wall with an electric scooter during an attempted theft. According to police, the unidentified man placed items in the scooter and tried to leave the store without paying for them. Screen capture/Pima County Sheriff's Department/Facebook

TUCSON, July 26 (UPI) -- Police are seeking information about an Arizona man who carried out a robbery in a local Walmart on an electric scooter.

Pima County Sheriff's Department shared surveillance video of the scooter bound thief as he reportedly placed items in the basket of the scooter and tried to leave the Tuscon store without paying.

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The footage shows a female Walmart employee approach the man as he attempts to dodge on the scooter before driving it into the employee and pinning her against the wall.

Two customers helped the employee free herself from between the wall and the scooter, but the man can be seen driving the vehicle through the store's exit and reportedly evaded capture by heading west.

Police described the man as a caucasian male with brown hair and a mustache in his late 40s or early 50s and was seen carrying crutches.

In addition to the July 3 incident caught on film, police said the man was also wanted in connection with a July 2 robbery attempt in the same store.

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