MARYVILLE, Mo. — Maryville Public Safety has identified the two suspects involved in the robbery at Walmart on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
The suspects have been identified as Myra A. Bernard and Zachary D. Bernard, brother and sister, from the St. Joseph area. According to Detective Adam James, the pair were identified with the help of 13 phone tips and law enforcement in St. Joseph. He said Monday that MPS is working with the St. Joseph Street Crimes Division to locate the pair, and hopes to have them in custody soon.
Detective James said in his probable cause statement that the male and female — who he later learned had been banned and barred from all Walmart businesses including Sam’s Clubs — allegedly filled carts at the Maryville Walmart Supercenter and went to self checkout where the clerk noticed something was wrong.
The clerk went over to assist, and that was when Myra Bernard became agitated, “got mouthy and stormed out of the store,” according to James.
She allegedly retrieved a vehicle, parked close to the entrance and headed back in where she told her brother they were just going to take what they wanted, James said. When asked for their receipt, it’s reported that Myra Bernard asked if the employee “Wanna go (expletive)?” punched her in the face then exited the store with unpaid for items.
Zachary Bernard has been charged with first degree Felony B burglary and misdemeanor stealing by Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Rice. He charged Myra Bernard, with first degree Felony B burglary, misdemeanor stealing and fourth degree assault.
To offer information about the case or whereabouts of the suspects, call Detective James at 660-562-3209.