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Woman spotted trying to steal cart full of items from Fergus Walmart

Wellington County OPP is asking the public to help identify a woman who allegedly attempted to steal more than $600 of product from a Walmart in Fergus on April 26.

Staff at the store recognized woman from a theft days before, police say

Surveillance tape from the Walmart caught the woman trying to make off with a shopping cart with $651.55 worth of stolen items before falling down and running off. (OPP West/Twitter)

Police are searching for a woman who attempted to steal a shopping cart full of items from a Walmart in Fergus, but fell down and ran off empty handed.

Wellington County OPP said the woman was caught on surveillance footage trying to make off with a shopping cart with $651.55 worth of stolen items on April 26. In the footage, she's seen in the parking lot when she falls down, then runs away.

Staff at the store told police they recognized the woman from a theft days before, where a suspect with a similar description took more than $2,400 of product from the Walmart.

The woman is described as a white female between the ages of 40 and 50 years old with long black hair. The suspect wears glasses and has a tattoo on her back.

Police said in both cases, the woman was assisted by others – two men and three women.

The men are believed to be between 20 and 30 years old. One has short dark hair and the second was seen wearing a red and white ball cap.

The women are also believed to be white and between 20 and 30 years old. One is described as wearing all black and prone to concealing her face. The second woman has long black hair, while the third has long blond hair.