Police: Man hides in Target store overnight to steal iPads



Tacoma police are looking for a man who hid in a Target store and stole $15,000 worth of iPads and iPad accessories after the store had closed.

Surveillance cameras captured the man entering the store, at 23rd Street South and Union Avenue, at about 8:30 p.m. on June 3, police said. He hid behind several large boxes. At about midnight, he came out of hiding, grabbed some luggage from the store and went to the electronics department. There, he smashed open several display cases and loaded up the merchandise. He then smashed through a glass door to exit the store.

As the man fled on foot, he dropped a piece of luggage that was filled with stolen items, police said. He headed west toward Union Avenue.

Police described the man as black with a light complexion and about 20 years old with a slender build. He wore a black-and-white checkered hoodie, light-colored pants, black shoes, white gloves and a baseball hat with a red bill during the robbery.

Tacoma/Pierce County Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the man and charges filed.