Man Sets Fire to Distract from Theft at Walmart

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Thief started fire in baby clothes section so he could steal electronics from store in Berrien County.

Credit: AP

Niles Township, MI Police in southwestern Michigan are searching for a man who wore a mask when he set fire to baby clothes at a Walmart store, then went to the electronics department where he smashed a display case and stole several iPads.
The Berrien County sheriff's department says the robbery happened about 4:45 a.m. Sunday at a Walmart store in Niles Township. It's about 20 miles south-southeast of Benton Harbor.
The department says the man fled out the front door and drove off.
Investigators have surveillance video showing a man they think is the suspect also trying to steal electronic items at the store on Saturday. The say he wasn't masked then.
The department says the stolen items are worth thousands of dollars. The store has remained closed. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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