Police Blotter: Officer Gets Tag Number Of Dillard's Shoplifting Suspect

Monday, April 1, 2013

Police said an off-duty police officer helped nab a suspect in a shoplifting incident at Dillard's at Hamilton Place Mall.

The officer said he was advised that a black male wearing a yellow jacket and a black ball cap had stolen items from the store.

Store personnel said he took five pairs of Polo pants worth $42 each and two pairs of Amani underwear valued at $32 each.

The officer spotted a man wearing a yellow jacket and a black ball cap and ordered him to stop. He got into a white Pontiac Sunfire, put it into reverse, and drove off.

The officer got the tag number and traced it to a female, who said on the phone that she had loaned the car to her grandson, Oshey Turner.

Police were then able to call up Turrner's photo, and Dillard's personnel identified him as the shoplifter.

Warrants were issued for his arrest.

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Officials of Sears at Northgate Mall said one of the store personnel had been taking cash during transactions.

Madison Nicole Bennett was interviewed and admitted taking some $200 during multiple transactions, it was stated.

She was cited to court.

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Two women said they put their purses in the trunk of their car at the Republic Parking Garage on Chestnut Street.

While they were doing so, a white male and white female in their mid-20s in a black Mustang Cobra were watching, they said.

When they returned, the purses were missing.

The man was wearing a white ball cap. The woman had long blonde hair.


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