Richmond County police seek shoplifter

Richmond County deputies are seeking a shoplifter who fled from arrest Friday after two loss prevention officers saw him stealing two pairs of $100 sunglasses.

According to a police report, the shoplifter was seen taking the sunglasses from a rack at Dillard’s in Augusta Mall.

The deputies told him to stop, but the thief fled to the parking lot, got into a gray SUV and locked the doors.

He started the car and sped out of the parking space and almost hit a
deputy as the car swung around, according to the report.

The deputy hit the passenger window with his baton to try to make the suspect stop, but he drove away.

The shoplifter is being sought on charges of theft, reckless conduct and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

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