Arab officers investigating alleged robbery in Walmart parking lot

Published: Mar. 10, 2022 at 10:27 AM CST
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ARAB, Ala. (WAFF) - Officers with the Arab Police Department are investigating a reported assault and robbery allegedly happening on Thursday morning.

According to Arab Police Chief Shane Washburn, a male attempted to buy a dog kennel posted to Facebook Marketplace in the parking lot of the Arab Walmart. During the in-person meeting, the male was allegedly struck by the other party and robbed of the money he brought to purchase the posted kennel. The Chief said the seller fled the parking lot wearing a yellow hoodie and camouflaged pants.

Washburn has advice when making online marketplace purchases.

“You don’t know who you’re meeting. We have an area here that’s our e-commerce area. It’s well lit; it has video surveillance that’s right outside the police department. We encourage anybody that is going to purchase in-person to come here or another agency that has something like that,” said Washburn.

The seller reportedly left the scene in a White GMC Envoy, with a spare tire on the passenger side.

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