Police are investigating Christmas Day burglary at Walmart

Just minutes into Christmas Day, a masked intruder broke into Cairo’s Walmart, on the one day of the year that the store, usually open 24 hours, is closed.
Off-duty Grady County Sheriff’s Deputies Shawn Poitevint and Kelvin Nixon were working security for the store and were sitting at the front when they heard an alarm sound inside the building around 12:15 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 25.
The deputies began searching at opposite sides of the building. Poitevint, who had gone to the east end of the building towards the store’s garden center saw a subject crouched down behind storage trailers. The subject, carrying a crow bar, fled north along a drainage ditch as Poitevint approached.
The officers found a child’s electric car sitting outside a fence surrounding the garden center, and the fence had been damaged to allow entry.
Glass doors leading into the store from the garden area had been pried open.
Officers searched the store, but did not find any other intruders. However, a roll-up door leading to the pharmacy section of the store had been forced open and a door to the pharmacy had been pried on and dented.
Officers found several boxes of cold tablets lying on the floor. Cairo Police Chief Keith Sandefur says Walmart personnel reported Claritin pills had been stolen.
Sandefur says the burglar’s face was covered during the incident.
No arrests had been made Friday afternoon. However, the investigation was continuing.

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