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Man wanted in Harlem wallet theft

Monday, June 10, 2013 2:28 PM
Last updated 8:09 PM
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Columbia County authorities are trying to identify a man wanted for stealing another man’s wallet from a Harlem store June 2.

 Columbia County authorities are trying to identify a man wanted for taking another man's wallet from a store counter on June 2.   Special
Columbia County authorities are trying to identify a man wanted for taking another man's wallet from a store counter on June 2.

A Harlem man said he went into Pumpkin Center Store at 1313 Appling-Harlem Road about 11:10 p.m.. He showed the clerk his driver’s license for cigarettes, then left his wallet on the counter while he got a soda from the cooler, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

When the man returned to the register, his wallet was gone. The man said he approached a customer outside about the wallet, but the customer denied taking it, according to the report.

The store owner checked the store video surveillance video and discovered another customer came to the counter to pay for his purchases and put the wallet in his pocket, according to the report.

The thief – a thin white man in his 20s wearing a black T-shirt – took the wallet, then left in a light-color Chevrolet truck with a chrome tool box that was parked at the gas pumps, according to the report.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity or whereabouts is asked to call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (7060 541-2800.

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just an opinion
just an opinion 06/10/13 - 03:16 pm
Here we go again

The lawyers will say "finders keepers" just like the Cracker Barell case. I wonder if the same folks will hold a rally for him at the courthouse like they did for the young lady.

dichotomy 06/10/13 - 03:27 pm
Darn it....blew my stats. Oh

Darn it....blew my stats. Oh wait...wrong county.

Darby 06/10/13 - 08:35 pm
Unless he was just passing through

his fanny is in the wringer. Too good a photo not to be identified.

scoopdedoop64 06/10/13 - 10:49 pm
You can tell by the look of

You can tell by the look of him that he sure looks like a fine upstanding citizen. I am sure he was just taking it to make sure he gets it back to its owner. NOT I hope they get this guy soon. As for the guy that left it on the counter; man, you got to be more careful. This type of a person is just waiting for an opportunity to steal and this seemed too good to pass up. Cameras catch everything these days.

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