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Police say arsonist shuts down Niles Walmart


Not a typical shopping trip at the Niles Walmart early Sunday morning.

The Berrien County Sheriff's Department says a man started a fire in the clothing department, then headed for electronics, where he smashed open a display case and took off with a number of items.

Police describe the suspect as a white man with a thin build, wearing brown pants and a dark-colored shirt.

He was wearing mask.

Police say he took off in newer, dark-colored, four-door sedan.

Walmart is closed for clean-up. A spokesman says they're still assessing just how much damage was done.

They hope to reopen Tuesday morning.

If you have any information, call the Berrien County Sheriff's Department at 269-983-7141 ext 6242 or Crimestoppers.

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