4 sought in North Augusta Publix theft

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Public safety officers are searching for four people who stole money from a Publix cash register Tuesday while distracting employees.

According to an incident report, the three woman and one man entered the grocery store at 334 E. Martintown Road around 7 a.m. wearing ball caps and dark sunglasses.

Two of the people approached a cashier and asked for change while the other two distracted nearby employees.

Police said the woman at the register was seen on surveillance video reaching into the register with both hands while the person with her distracted the cashier. According to the report, the group left the store with $520 from the register.

The four are being sought on charges of simple larceny.

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