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Shoplifter can't fool N. Augusta Walmart employee

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 9:52 PM
Last updated 10:19 PM
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A shoplifter tried to fool the loss prevention employee at the North Augusta Walmart on Sunday.

The trick didn’t work.

Timothy Lawrence told officers that a man came into the store around 4 p.m. and purchased a 32-inch flat-screen television and a helium tank, according to a North Augusta Public Safety report.

The man took the items to his car and then re-entered the store, put the same model TV and helium tank in his shopping cart and tried to exit another side of the store using the same receipt.

Lawrence had the man on camera, and he was arrested at the scene. The suspect’s identity wasn’t immediately available.

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my.voice
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my.voice 12/04/11 - 11:21 pm
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Amazing. Good job!

Amazing. Good job!

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 12/04/11 - 11:39 pm
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I've got to admit that the

I've got to admit that the thief was pretty slick using that trick. Let's hope that the sharp eyed security agent gets a little bonus for thwarting an expensive theft.

southern2
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southern2 12/05/11 - 07:38 am
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Odd combination of items.

Odd combination of items. Maybe the helium was to disguise his voice.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 12/05/11 - 07:45 am
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Hahaha, crime doesn't pay!

Hahaha, crime doesn't pay! (sometimes)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/05/11 - 08:03 am
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Southern2, that was funny.

Southern2, that was funny.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 12/05/11 - 08:26 am
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Is this in someway related to

Is this in someway related to the other article on here about the Walmart in North Augusta? Walmart had better buckle down on security.

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seenitB4 12/05/11 - 08:50 am
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Why not use that brain to do

Why not use that brain to do a honest days work...

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happychimer 12/05/11 - 12:15 pm
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stillamazed it's 2 different

stillamazed it's 2 different shoplifters. Sounds like Walmart had a lot of excitement.

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