'Very brazen' theft of flat-screen TV

Man places 50-inch television into cart, casually walks out of store

A large flat-screen television was stolen from the Mountain View Sears on Friday by a "very brazen" man, police said.

The TV, a 50-inch Samsung, was taken off its display, loaded into a shopping cart and nonchalantly wheeled out the department store's doors shortly before 9 p.m. on May 13, according to Liz Wylie, spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.

After store employees noticed the TV missing they reviewed security tapes, which showed the man approach the display at about 5:40 p.m. to unplug it, Wylie said. He returned at about 8:40 p.m., and made off with the TV.

Police have no witnesses, according to Wylie.


Posted by Duke, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 16, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Is an on-going 40% discount at Sears really a bargain?

Posted by Know-It-All, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Samsung PN50C450 50" Flat Panel Plasma TV ~$600

Samsung PN50C550 50" Plasma HDTV ~$800

Samsung 6 Series 50" PN50C680 1080p Flat Panel Plasma TV ~$1,100

Samsung PN50C8000 50" 3D Plasma TV ATSC HDTV 16:9 1920 x 1080 1080p Surround Plasma - 50" Screen - 16:9 Aspect Ratio - HDTV - Surround - With Picture-In-Picture, With Headphone Jack ~$1,750

Posted by Thom, a resident of Jackson Park
on May 17, 2011 at 1:47 pm

How many times have we been told 'this is it' and that Sears is closing its doors for good? Poor management will eventually lead to this and Sears has terrible management.

Posted by letsgetreal, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 18, 2011 at 9:16 am

Robots would be better than the people that "work" there. Just like Walmart.

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