Mecosta deputies searching for shoplifting suspects

Mecosta County deputies are searching for two suspects in a retail fraud at the Walmart in Big Rapids Township (Nov. 24, 2017/Mecosta County Sheriff's Office)

BIG RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Deputies in Mecosta County are searching for two people they say tried to steal merchandise from Walmart.

It happened at 8 p.m. Friday at the Big Rapids Township Walmart, located at 21400 Perry Avenue.

Deputies believe the suspects in a retail fraud at Walmart in Big Rapids Township left the store in this vehicle (Nov. 24, 2017/Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies say the suspects tried to steal $4,250 worth of merchandise from the store. Security workers at the store were able to recover the items, but the suspects had driven off before deputies arrived.

Authorities say the female suspect has blonde hair and was wearing a red sweatshirt. The male suspect has a thin build and was wearing a Michigan State University baseball cap, deputies say.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office at 231.592.0150.

**This story has been corrected to show that the incident happened Friday, not Saturday.