Suspect Accused in Thefts at Big Box Stores May Be Responsible for 23 Others


According to a criminal complaint, on March 26, police responded to the Walmart store in Franklin, Wisconsin, for a report of a firearm being discharged. They took a look at surveillance video, which showed an individual had placed a hover board worth $198 and motorized scooter worth $249 into a shopping cart and then exited the store without paying for those items. He got into a vehicle and was confronted by a Walmart employee, who discharged a firearm. An officer was able to identify the suspect as McKenzie — who had been arrested days prior for a robbery at 7-Eleven.

The owner of the vehicle the suspect entered after the theft was interviewed by police. The complaint said he indicated he had dropped off an individual at Walmart and then picked him up. He identified McKenzie as the individual he was with. He said McKenzie offered him money and a pack of cigarettes in exchange for dropping him off. He said McKenzie was in the store for about 20 minutes, and then came out with items in a shopping cart — loading them into the vehicle as the Walmart employee approached and told him to drop the items. He said the employee then pulled out a gun and shot at the vehicle as they drove away… Fox6 Now

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