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Updated: Customers Find 8th, 9th Syringes in Walmart Clothing

Shoppers Thursday and Friday turned over to employees needles found in a nightgown for women and hoodie for young men.

Update Saturday, 8:30 a.m.

Another shopper Friday evening found a "syringe/needle" in the pocket of a young man's green Sesame Street hoodie and notified security, according to a incident report, which is attached to this article. The female customer was not stuck.

Original Report

A syringe found yesterday in apparel makes the eighth found hidden in clothing at the Cartersville store.

In a incident report, authorities said a female shopper gave an employee a pink, woman's nightgown with a "syringe needle" in the left front pocket.

No one was pricked by the syringe, but that wasn't the case with the first couple of . Back on Dec. 5, investigators identifying the person or persons responsible for hiding the needles.

That was after authorities reported a total of by customers and employees. One of the two people pricked by the needles , citing concern for her health.

In addition to assisting those customers with medical bills, Walmart said it was cooperating with law enforcement, reviewing surveillance footage and bringing in extra personnel to search clothing in the store, but so far investigators have made no arrests.

In a Monday inquiry, sheriff's office Public Information Officer Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said authorities were awaiting forensic testing results on some of the needles. He previously said security footage revealed no leads in the case.

Anyone with information on any of the syringe incidents is asked to call the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050, extension 6029 or 6030.

Those wishing to give information anonymously may do so by calling the Cartersville-Bartow County Crime Stoppers tip line at 770-606-TIPS (8477).

melissa December 17, 2011 at 03:02 PM
Ok employee? ???????
Bill Thrasher December 17, 2011 at 04:35 PM
most likely the culprit(s) don't read Patch but there is money available for those willing to snitch. Crime tip line has all kinds of money that gets paid
LRAdams December 18, 2011 at 01:17 PM
Melissa has a point… One would assume that changes have been made regarding the security cameras to improve scanning and adding new locations. Most customers would not know of the or have this information.


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