Thieves steal TVs from Casselberry Walmart through garden center

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CASSELBERRY, Fla. - Police in Casselberry said a man may have dressed as a woman in order to steal nearly two dozen flat-screen TVs from a Walmart store.

The crimes have been happened for at least a month on the Walmart on S.R. 436, according to police.

Investigators released surveillance video showing a woman rolling the pricey TVs through the garden center, which is closed at night. The thieves then hoisted the TVs up through fabric panels that make up the structure of the garden center. Police said a getaway car was waiting in the parking lot.

"People will do whatever they need to do to get their job done, I guess," Walmart shopper Lawrence Llana said.

The surveillance video clearly shows the face of what police said could be a man or woman. Also caught on video was the red sedan and silver pickup truck that investigators said was used to take the TVs.

"They know what they are doing apparently, they know where to go and what time to do it," Llana said.

Detectives told WFTV they're working with Walmart to obtain the serial numbers of the stolen TVs.

"We like to get them right away, so we can enter them into the state system so if they come across them, they come back as stolen," said Sgt. Chris Pamatian with Casselberry police.

Police said if the man is dressed as a woman it can make their investigation harder, but they're confident someone will recognize the suspect's face.