Mall employee struck after trying to stop shoplifters

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An Augusta Mall employee was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening after he tried to stop two shoplifters from fleeing.

A Richmond County sheriff’s report states that two women entered the store and concealed more than $600 worth of clothing around 5 p.m. at J.C. Penney. When an employee attempted to stop them from leaving the mall parking lot, the suspects hit the employee with their vehicle. The employee was struck on the right shoulder by the rear passenger door as the car was backing up, according to the report.

The employee told police the vehicle appeared to be a Chevrolet Malibu with a Georgia tag of HU88GI. A records check of the tag came back to a different vehicle, a 2003 Kia Spectra.

All of the stolen clothing was recovered, according to the report.

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dickworth1
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dickworth1 10/09/09 - 06:14 am
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You think they might have
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You think they might have switched tags! Duh!!

galaxygrl
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galaxygrl 10/09/09 - 07:09 am
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You should never chase

You should never chase shoplifters. That employee could lose their job, that was very foolish!

leaveitatthedoor
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leaveitatthedoor 10/09/09 - 07:29 am
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the stupid crooks probably

the stupid crooks probably took the tag off their other car..... would not suprise me....

ripjones
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ripjones 10/09/09 - 07:52 am
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What idiot employer would

What idiot employer would fire an employee, for trying to prevent the theft of their property?

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 10/09/09 - 07:57 am
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When I worked in retail

When I worked in retail management years ago we ALWAYS instructed employees to NEVER pursue shoplifters out of the store. The procedure was to follow at a distance and get a tag number if possible, but NEVER attempt to stop the person. NO amount of clothing is worth the life or safety of any employee.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 10/09/09 - 08:10 am
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One more day of criminal

One more day of criminal activity in the Augusta area......get jobs people and stop thinking you can take what you want, I hate to think that these women have children, they are probably teaching them how to steal also.

MyOpinion2
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MyOpinion2 10/09/09 - 08:31 am
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Your right somwhere, I hope

Your right somwhere, I hope these lowlifes dont act surprised when their children get locked up for crime or killed on the streets, following in their footsteps. Nice role models. Karma will take care of folks like this.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 10/09/09 - 09:21 am
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I have been in the grocery

I have been in the grocery business for several years and can tell of several incidents where employees have been bitten while trying to apprehend would be shoplifters, and all over something that cost less than their hourly wage. There is one person in particular who was bitten who has to regularly have blood tests because the perp was diagnosed with Hepatitis.

govols382
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govols382 10/09/09 - 10:56 am
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Many stores now have

Many stores now have undercover loss prevention employees and it is their job to apprehend the shoplifters and detain them until the local police arrives. Happens everyday at Wal-Mart!

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