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Siler City Walmart employee stabbed while on break, police search for suspects

March 5, 2019

A 57-year-old Walmart employee was stabbed multiple times early Monday morning while on a break, according to Siler City police.

Authorities said the woman was in her car smoking a cigarette at about 12:55 a.m. when two men started stabbing her.

She’s now in serious condition and police are working to find the suspects, who were caught on surveillance cameras.

“It​’s terrifying. Things like that don’t normally happen here. Especially working nearby it’s been definitely scary,” said Anna Andrews, who works nearby.

Monday’s attack is the second incident at the Siler City Walmart in the past two weeks.

“I guess things are changing here and that’s very scary,” said Andrews.

Siler City police are still searching for suspects accused of putting razor blades under the handles of shopping carts. At least one person was injured by the sharp blades.

“Nothing like that doesn’t really happen in Siler City. I’ve lived here for pretty much 30 years and haven’t really experienced anything so I didn’t know what to think,” said Latasha White, who works nearby.

Now, with the two recent attacks, employees are taking extra precautions.

“We’re making sure that we take the time to watch our surroundings and making sure nothing is around our cars and things like that,” said White.

“Go out to your car with a person, watch around your car, pay attention at all times,” said Andrews.

The suspects in Monday’s stabbing attack are described as two men wearing dark colored baseball hats. Anyone with information is asked to call the Chatham County Crimestoppers or the Siler City police.