WOOD RIVER — Police are looking for a man who stole two computers early Wednesday from the Wood River Walmart.
In a press release, Deputy Chief Dan Bunt said police responded to a reported retail theft at 3:34 a.m. at Walmart Supercenter, 610 Wesley Drive in Wood River. Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect was confronted by a female employee while exiting the store with two HP computers wrapped in security spider-wrap. The suspect told the employee he had a gun and held his hand in his coat pocket. He shoved the employee to the floor and exited the store. The suspect got into the passenger side of a green Chrysler LeBaron with a tan convertible roof. The vehicle had no registration and no witnesses observed the driver. The LeBaron fled north on Illinois 111 toward Illinois 255.
The suspect was described as a black man, in his mid-20s to 30 years old, about 6 foot 2 inches in height and weighing 250 pounds.
Anyone with information about this case, the suspect, or the green LeBaron with tan roof is asked to contact the Wood River Police at (618) 251-3114.