Clovis police are searching for two suspects who stole $800 worth of merchandise at gunpoint Tuesday night from the Walmart located at 323 West Shaw Ave.
Sgt. Lonnie Amerjan said that one of the men entered the Walmart just before 5:30 p.m. and began to load a shopping cart with expensive items from different areas of the store. Loss prevention officers grew suspicious of the man and stopped him as he tried to leave. The man then drew what was described as a black, semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the two loss prevention personnel, who allowed him to pass with the cart.
The man then pushed the cart out to a small, silver compact car with paper license plates driven by an unknown person. He loaded the stolen goods, and the car exited the shopping center onto westbound Shaw Avenue.
The gunman was described as a white man in his early 20s, 5 feet 8 inches, 160 pounds, with shaggy brown hair and wearing a gray T-shirt and blue jeans.
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No description of the driver was available.
Amerjan said police were actively pursuing the vehicle and its occupants on Tuesday night. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Clovis Police Department at (559) 324-2800.