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Deputies seek Macy's shoplifter who punched employee

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 12:02 PM
Last updated Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 2:53 AM
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Investigators are searching for a Macy’s shoplifter who punched a loss prevention officer and tried to hit her with a car.

The employee told deputies a man in his mid-30s was seen stealing more than $300 worth of Polo clothing items from Macy’s in the Augusta Mall. The man was followed outside to his vehicle, where the employee said she tried to take back the clothes. That was when he punched her in the back of the head and pushed her toward his vehicle, Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas said.

She was able to get away from him, so he backed up the vehicle and almost hit her, Silas said. The man was last seen driving east on Wrightsboro Road.

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my.voice
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my.voice 02/15/12 - 01:53 pm
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Rule #1 - Never confront the

Rule #1 - Never confront the assailant physically. That's a good way to get yourself hurt.

David Parker
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David Parker 02/15/12 - 02:20 pm
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can't outrun a radio, use it.

can't outrun a radio, use it. IF they don't issue one to the employee, shame on Macy

rmajor
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rmajor 02/15/12 - 02:24 pm
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I'm sorry...if you get shot

I'm sorry...if you get shot or critically injured by a shop lifter, the only thing the company is going to do is send you flowers and hire somebody else. Use LP measures, but don't put yourself in harms way. $300 worth of clothing or $10,000 worth isn't worth your life.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 02/15/12 - 02:42 pm
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What a great description of

What a great description of the man.........."A man in his 30's" wow, how many men in the area does that description fit? And he was driving what?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/15/12 - 03:44 pm
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Call mall security. Do not

Call mall security. Do not follow him out of the store into the parking lot!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 02/15/12 - 05:07 pm
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I know I might get some grief

I know I might get some grief from some women, but IF they are going to utilize a female loss prevention officer, then she better be able to take and deliver a punch or smart enough to use her radio for immediate backup. Who knows? Maybe she did call for backup and they just hadn't arrived yet. Weren't there any male employees around that could've helped? Oh, well...it's easy for us to criticize and give advice when we weren't there, right?

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 02/15/12 - 11:46 pm
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No description of car of

No description of car of license plate? Sure would help finding that criminal. Plus, with such close contact, why isn't there a more thorough description available?

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/16/12 - 12:12 am
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Her best plan, would have

Her best plan, would have been photos. Of him, the incident of taking the clothing, the car and the tag. She should have never tried to physically confront him. Wonder if she's reconsidering her job right now. Glad she wasn't hurt.

KSL
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KSL 02/16/12 - 12:17 am
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I am not going to criticize

I am not going to criticize what she did. I don't know what training she had. The main thing is that she tried to stop the theft from her employer. Whether she did it the right way or the wrong way, she did try to stop it.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 02/16/12 - 12:31 am
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How about a plate number and
Unpublished

How about a plate number and vehicle description!!!

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