Man hides inside Walmart to steal $18K in electronics after close, police say

Hamilton police are trying to identify a man who they say hid inside an east end Walmart until it closed, so he could make off with thousands of dollars in electronics.
Police say this man is a suspect in a robbery at the Walmart at Centre Mall. (Hamilton police)

Hamilton police are trying to identify a man who they say hid inside an east end Walmart until it closed, so he could make off with thousands of dollars in electronics.

Investigators say the man walked into the Walmart at Centre Mall on July 26. He then proceeded to hide until the store closed, a police news release reads. 

After the employees closed the store, the man left his hiding place, heading to the electronics section, and loaded up a bin with around $18,000 in merchandise, police say.

The man then left the store. Police released his photo on Thursday in an effort to track him down.

He is described as a white man who is about 35 to 40-years-old, standing six feet tall, and weighing 175 pounds, with a tattoo on one forearm.

He was wearing a black shirt, dark shorts, and dark running shoes.