Around 9:20 p.m. on Friday, August 16, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at Hibbett Sports, located at 3385 Schillinger Road in Semmes.
Witnesses told deputies four females and three males entered the building and began trying on clothes and shoes.
Employees witnessed one of the suspects taking items that were behind the counter.
The manager, who was suspicious of a potential snatch and grab, asked the female suspect to pay for the item. That's when an argument began.
The manager then locked the business's doors with the suspects inside, which escalated the incident.
Deputies were told that all of the suspects then "pawed and slapped" at the manager while trying to get out of the locked door.
The door was unlocked, and the suspects fled with about $500 dollars worth of shoes, hats and assorted clothing.
MCSO released photos of suspects as well as the two vehicles they are thought to be in. One was a 2019 Red Toyota Camry with Alabama tag 2CD7582, and the other was a 2017-2019 Black Infinity QX60 with an unknown tag number.
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