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Three More Needles Found at Walmart

Bartow County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the syringes found in clothing at the Cartersville store.

Updated Tuesday, 12 p.m.

Investigators released incident reports detailing the discovery of three additional uncapped syringes in clothing. Those reports indicate Walmart employees along with law enforcement yesterday searched the store's apparel for needles.

Updated Monday, 4:45 p.m.

Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said investigators have no leads in the case at this time and thus far, video footage has not revealed any clues. No tips have been received either.

Original Report

Following the discovery of people, announced today additional needles have been found in clothing at . Officials continue to investigate.

Sheriff Clark Millsap said in a news release three additional syringes and needles have been found since .

In a report filed today, a customer who purchased a pair of pants over the Black Friday weekend found a needle when first wearing the pants this past weekend. A second report came in just before 10 a.m. today—a female shopper found a syringe in a pair of men’s lounging pants.

While investigators were on the scene for the second report, an assisting Walmart manager found a second syringe in another pair of pants.

In each of the newer cases, no injury from the syringes has been reported.

"Investigators and deputies continue to work to identify those responsible for placing the syringes in the clothing. Walmart is closely working with the sheriff’s office in their efforts to identify the offender(s) and prevent customers from injury," the press release states.

Millsap urges anyone who may have purchased clothing items from the Cartersville Walmart in November or December to double check the items and ensure there are no syringes hidden inside.

If one is found, do not touch it, but contact law enforcement.

Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to call the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050, extension 6029 or 6030.

Those wishing to give information anonymously may do so by calling the Cartersville-Bartow County Crime Stoppers Line at 770-606-TIPS (8477).

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