There is a trend going on that blows my mind. It's not a fashion trend or the latest social media challenge. The trend is people loading up their shopping carts with a variety of items, some high priced, and walking straight out the front door without paying. The trend is happening right here in the Capital Region.

New York State Police are asking for your help in identifying a man and woman that allegedly stole nearly $2000 worth of merchandise from Walmart in Queensbury.

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On Friday February 25th at approximately 10:30pm, video surveillance recorded two individuals walking out of the Walmart on State Route 9 in Queensbury with what appears to be a shopping cart filled with unpaid items.

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These two individuals are suspected of larceny of $1,900 worth of merchandise. If you look closely at one of the photos you will see toys for a young child, a shirt and other items.

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In the following two photos you will see the vehicle they arrived and departed in. The truck looks to be a gray or silver Toyota Tacoma extended cab with obvious damage to the driver’s side.  

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If you have any information about the identities of these individuals, please contact State Police Queensbury at (518) 583-7000 and reference case # 10710857.
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