Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
On Saturday, June 17th, 2017, at approximately 1:54PM, Officer Y. D. Wilmoth was dispatched to Highlands Ski & Outdoor Center (909 East Main Street) in reference to shoplifting incident that had already occurred. Upon arrival, Officer Wilmoth spoke with employees who discovered that a group of four people entered the store and shoplifted nearly $500.00 in merchandise. The employees observed two males and two females, which was supported by the store's video surveillance system. The suspects are described as follows:
1. White male, thin build, possibly in his 20’s, wearing a baseball cap, an orange shirt, and blue jeans.
2. White female, thin build, possibly in her 20’s, wearing a blue t-shirt, white shorts, and her brown hair was in a ponytail.
3. White male, tall and heavier build, possibly in his 20’s-30’s, wearing a white and blue checkered shirt, blue jeans, and a blue Under Armour baseball cap.
4. White female, medium build, possibly in her 20’s-30’s, wearing a black striped tank top and black Capri's, and brown hair in a braid.
One of the male subjects was observed putting the merchandise in his pants pockets and then the group converged at the front of the store. The employees observed the group leaving the parking lot in a gold older model Ford Taurus with illegible license plates.
Highlands Ski & Outdoor Center staff conducted inventory and found that ten items were missing, consisting of ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) hammocks and a Kavu watchband totaling $489.55.
The Abingdon Police Department seeks your assistance in identifying these subjects. If you have any information, please call the APD Crime Tip Line at 1-844-200-TIPS (8477).