ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Asheville Police are asking for help to identify a suspect in two assault and robbery cases that stemmed from a Walmart.
A man seen in security camera photos is accused of following senior-aged men home from Walmart on Bleachery Road. He attacked both men and stole their wallets.
Asheville Police investigators say both victims had to be hospitalized for their injuries, but were released.
In both cases, the suspect drove through the parking lot of the Walmart store canvassing for potential targets, parked for several minutes, then canvassed again.
In the first attack, the suspect was seen driving a white Chevy Tahoe with after-market rims.
He was at the wheel of a dark-colored SUV in the second incident.
If you have information, call Asheville Police at (828) 252-1110 or Crime Stoppers at (828) 255-5050.