Thieves Steal Holiday Gifts Reserved on Walmart Layaway

Mark Greenblatt has the latest on an increasing criminal trend.
3:00 | 11/11/12

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But first, we were talking about how stores are starting can holiday shopping early, so are thieves. Ripping off gifts that people have on layaway. Mark greenblatt is on the story. Reporter: Good morning. Robbers knock off walmarts stealing gifts for the holidays. People who have these gifts on layaway. You might recall wild fights breaking out on black friday last year. Or even sights like this. All in the pursuit of a gbargain. We got it. Reporter: This year, police say the group you're looking at wanted to get a head start. They're seen walking out of walmart in taylor, pennsylvania, to break in these trailers. People have been through so much. Now they're hitting them before christmas. Term. Reporter: The stolen christmas range from toys, to bikes to electronics. Thousands dollars of merchandise now gone. Police believe that the group consists of three men and one woman. It's a sign of the times. Reporter: The preholiday heists come just as walmart is stocking up nationwide for what the ceo is calling the best friday ever. In a statement, they say, it's really someone would steal gifts foe holiday. Law enforcement experts that thefts raise about 50%. It's a lot easier for a thief during the holidays because of the sheer volume. What happens, it becomes a target-rich environment for thieves. Reporter: No arrests reported in this case. Walmart will take the financial hits on its own. Dan and bianna, the good news is, real-life grinches aren't going to steal the holidays. Hope they find them, mark. Other stories developing this morning. For that, as always. It's a cold war.

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