A man walked into a Grand Junction store, picked out a 50-inch television, and managed to get away with it in what appears to be a pre-planned heist.

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Crime Stoppers of Mesa County

The man pictured entered a Walmart store, grabbed a 50-inch Vizio 4K TV, and made a quick exit through an emergency door in the back of the store to a waiting getaway car.

A store employee who witnessed the theft attempted to follow the thief but was met by a .45 caliber handgun the getaway car driver was pointing at him. For his protection, the employee retreated back into the store.

The theft happened on October 23, 2016, at about 1:40 a.m at the Walmart store 2545 Rimrock Avenue in Grand Junction.

Security photos show the thief is a white male wearing jeans, a red and black cap and a gray hoodie with 'XD Series' on the front and back.

Because he was wearing a black mask, a description of the getaway driver is unknown. The vehicle used in the crime is a black 4-door sedan.

If you know or recognize the suspects in this crime or have pertinent information, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-7867. Information reported by phone through the website or using the P3 Tips app is anonymous.

If the information provided leads to an arrest, that person is eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

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