Police: Duo distracted Walmart cashier, stole money from register

GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - Three people are behind bars Tuesday night after robbing a Walmart, then being followed by witnesses who alerted police to their whereabouts, according to the Gastonia Police Department.

The incident happened at the Walmart on Franklin Boulevard around 7 p.m.

Police say two males went into the store, distracted a cashier, and stole money from the register. Loss Prevention Officers stopped the duo in the store and got the money back.

One of the men was arrested on scene, but the other made it to a car waiting in a nearby parking lot, officials said.

Witnesses followed the car, which was being driven by a woman, and alerted police to their location. The second male was let out of the car near a wooded area, where he was captured by police.

The driver of the car was taken into custody, along with the two men.

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