Some Wichita Walmart stores ask customers to put large purses in lockers

To prevent shoplifting

WICHITA, Kan. - You might have to turn in your purse next time you shop at Walmart. 

The Pawnee and Broadway Walmart has begun enforcing a new policy where employees may ask people with large bags or purses to put them in a locker before they shop. The north Rock Road Walmart store plans to begin that same policy soon.

The company said it's a way to prevent theft. The Pawnee and Broadway store has had more than a dozen shoplifting reports in the last month.

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