Over $3,000 worth of baby formula stolen from Walmart in North Port, police say

North Port police are searching for a thief who managed to steal thousands of dollars in baby formula -- within minutes, they said. 

Investigators said the incident took place at a Walmart within city limits. The suspect walked out of the store with more than $3,000 in baby formula inside his cart. Surveillance video showed him swiping containers off the shelves. 

Officials are calling it the “Great Formula Getaway.” Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity or whereabouts is asked to call Detective Shannon Fortuno at 941-429-7326 or email her SFortuno@northportpd.com