Moultrie Observer

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July 13, 2012

Thieves walk off with alcohol

MOULTRIE — The owners of two liquor stores discovered Thursday that they had been victims of shoplifters, with thieves making off with more than $90 in stolen alcohol, Moultrie Police Department reports said.

North Main Package, 422 N. Main St., reported Thursday that a review of store video showed two instances of shoplifting on Tuesday.

On one occasion, the owner reported, a man concealed a bottle of Hennessy inside his pants and walked out without paying for it. In the second incident, the same man came back with two women and another man. The video showed one of the women put a bottle of Jack Daniels in her purse and the man from the earlier incident conceal another bottle of Hennessy.

The total value of the stolen liquor was $58, police reports said.

Sunny Patel, owner of Moultrie Package, 1304 Veterans Parkway N., reported that at about 4:40 p.m. Thursday a man also concealed a bottle of Hennessy in his pants and walked out without paying.

Patel described him as a black man wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black “do rag.” He told the officer that the man also walked with a limp and was wearing glasses.

The estimated cost of the stole liquor was $34.

In other thefts:

• Justin McCrary, Moultrie, reported Thursday the theft of a temporary tag from his vehicle.

• Maleah Dawn Caldwell, 900 block 12th Avenue Southeast, reported Thursday the theft of a bicycle valued at $150.

• Kenneth Reese, 1500 block West Boulevard, reported Thursday the theft of a push lawn mower valued at $100.

• Patricia Green, 600 block 10th Ave. S.E., reported Friday the theft of a 13-inch flat screen television, HP printer and two DVDs with a total value of $280.

Green told the officer she discovered the theft at about midnight when her dog barked and she checked the house.

A front window was found open with a screen pushed up, police reports said.

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