Many will tell you that if you convincingly act like you belong in a certain space, you can get away with almost anything. A crafty man put this on display, finessing a local northeast Oklahoma Walmart out of $75,000 cash. He did so by masquerading as an armored truck driver.
According to NBC News [“Williams” is Bristow Police Chief Wayne Williams]:
Authorities say the suspect entered the Walmart store in Bristow about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, walked to the cash office, signed for the deposit and walked out of the store. He drove away in a dark four-door Chevrolet.
“He came to the Walmart kind of dressed like a Loomis armored car driver,” Williams said. Walmart employees called police after the real Loomis employee arrived about 45 minutes later. Bristow is about 35 miles southwest of Tulsa.
Williams said Walmart has alerted its other stores about the theft and his department has notified other law enforcement agencies.
Walmart Stores Inc. spokeswoman Betsy Harden said she wasn’t aware of any similar incidents involving other Wal-Mart stores.
Williams says that police have received anonymous tips regarding the swindler’s identity. The authorities do not believe the culprit lives in the area. The investigation is ongoing. Walmart may wanna tighten up its policies.