Two "short change artists" tried to steal an undetermined amount of money from the Norwalk Kmart by asking for different denominations in change and, in the process, confusing the cashier, police said.
Norwalk Police Department Capt. Eric Hipp said two men bought a gallon of bleach, which they paid for with a $100 bill. But then they tried to confuse the clerk by asking for different amounts of change, apparently in the hopes of leaving with more money than to which they were entitled, Hipp said.
"They were kind of intimidating to the clerk," he said.
Hipp said as of Thursday night, store officials were trying to determine how much money the two men left with. He added they headed south on Milan Avenue from Kmart in a red Dodge Avenger. Hipp said it was unknown if video surveillance captured the incident, which occurred at 7:56 p.m. Wednesday.
Hipp said both suspects are black men. One stands about 6-foot-1 and was wearing a brown aviator coat with a black fur collar and black baseball hat. The other man, who stands about 5-foot-10, wore a black, gray-hooded sweatshirt and light colored gray jeans.
Hipp said the men are in their 20s or early 30s.
Hipp said the men, once identified, will be charged with petty or grand theft, depending on how much money they stole.
Anyone with information or who can identify the suspects should call the Norwalk Police Department at (419) 663-6780.