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Man distracts manager while women steal coolers, shirts

The say there's strength in numbers and that certainly applies to crime. (Source: HPD) The say there's strength in numbers and that certainly applies to crime. (Source: HPD)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The say there's strength in numbers and that certainly applies to crime.

A group of four people teamed up to steal hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from a local store.

Three women entered the Great Outdoors at Parkway Place Mall May 15.

A short time later, a man joins the group. His job, to distract the manager while the women went after some Yeti coolers.

"He was looking for a duffel bag suitable for carry-on on an airplane," said Store Manager Freeda Casteel. "They're back here in back of the store. It was obvious they had kind of cased us out a little bit."

The women spread out across the store and started to take out three coolers as well as other items.

This continued for about five minutes.

The man distracts, the women steal.

Casteel said they not only stole three coolers, they also stole several shirts.

Freeda said her total loss was "a total of probably $1,000 to $1,200."

So it's time to dial for dollars. There's a reward of up to a $1,000.

Make the anonymous call to 256-53-Crime. You can also submit your tips via email or text - click here for more details.

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