Columbia County authorities looking for shoplifter, forger

Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:08 PM
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Columbia County authorities are asking for the public's help to find two men -- a shoplifter and a forger.

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Video image provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Department
Video image provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Department

Police are looking for a white male who tried to steal from the Evans Wal-Mart.

Store security officers believe the man has stolen from Wal-Mart in the past by taking large envelopes from the stationary section, filling them with stolen merchandise, and then slipping them under a fence surrounding the store's garden center.

On July 10, he attempted to do it again, but was thwarted by a large crowd in the garden center, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.

Instead, he exited the store after leaving the envelopes containing DVDs, video games, razors and computer software underneath some exercise equipment.

Police believe the man is in his 30s, about 6 feet tall and weighing between 170 to 190 pounds.

Authorities also are looking for a man who stole checks from an elderly Augusta resident and used two of them to make more than $1,300 worth of purchases at the Lowe's in Evans.

The victim said his name was forged in those checks.

In a photo provided by police, the suspected forger is a black male wearing glasses, but no description was given in an incident report.

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mgr
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mgr 07/23/09 - 02:44 pm
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Both places have security

Both places have security cameras. A picture is worth a thousand words.

wbrown1219
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wbrown1219 07/23/09 - 04:07 pm
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Pictures people......we can't

Pictures people......we can't help without pictures.

Frank I
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Frank I 07/23/09 - 05:53 pm
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ok, and now the video for

ok, and now the video for wal-mart

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 07/23/09 - 06:03 pm
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Why is it that companies do
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Why is it that companies do not invest in adequate surveillance cameras?? It would make things much easier to identify the thieves.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 07/23/09 - 06:20 pm
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Suprise suprise another [filtered word]

Suprise suprise another [filtered word] thief!!

notsurprised
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notsurprised 07/23/09 - 10:36 pm
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People like this deserve more

People like this deserve more than jail time! They deserve a good old fashion trip behind the wood shed. Absolutely pathetic existence of a human being.

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corgimom 07/23/09 - 10:51 pm
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Our Wal-Mart doesn't allow

Our Wal-Mart doesn't allow any buggies in the Garden Center, and women are only allowed to take their purse, just for this reason.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 07/24/09 - 01:31 am
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I gurantee you, when they

I gurantee you, when they catch the perp, he will be living at a Richmond County address.

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