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'Quick-change' artists hit up Walmart cash registers


MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Police are searching for four suspects in what they call a "quick-change" scheme at a local Walmart.

A loss prevention officer at the Walmart on Watts Road tells police he believes the same group hit up the retail store twice in the month of November and again in October at stores in Illinois and Indiana.

The group works like this: two men and two women get in the customer service line, where the men distract other customers and cashiers while the two women make a small cash transaction.

When the register opens, the older woman, who speaks with a thick accent - possibly French - points to various bills in the till, asking what the denomination is.

The cashier cautions her to stop reaching for the money and the young woman tries to reassure the cashier but the older woman grabs the cash and conceals it in her hand.

Walmart officials don't have much of a description of the two male suspects.

The older female suspect is described as between 30-45 years old, 5'5-5'6, slender guild with brown hair and a noticeable accent. At the time of the November 20 incident, she was wearing a tan sweater.

The second woman is in her 20s, around 5'7, 170-180 lbs., with black hair, and last seen wearing a black sweater.

If you have any information, call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014 or text the keyword DANE along with a message of up to 160 characters, to CRIMES (274637).

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