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December 19, 2012

Recently released felon linked to store burglaries

MOULTRIE — Moultrie police say a convicted burglar released less than a month ago did not waste any time in getting back to business.

This week police arrested Christopher Demar Walker in connection with multiple burglaries and a shoplifting case in which a man ran from a store with expensive electronic equipment after asking an employee to allow him to examine the merchandise.

Demar, 22, of Moultrie, was charged with three counts of burglary, criminal attempt to commit a felony and theft by shoplifting.

He is accused of Sunday burglaries of R&R Quick Mart, 1009 Fifth Ave. S.E.,, and Nash Insurance, 716 Fifth Ave. S.E. He also is accused of an attempted break-in at Video Warehouse, 201 10th St. S.E.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the convenience store, police said, and nothing was taken from the insurance office, which was entered through a broken window.

Walker also is accused of a Dec. 13 burglary of One Stop, 503 First Ave. S.E. in which police said an unknown amount of cash was taken.

After his arrest on Sunday, Walker confessed to grabbing two Apple iPods and an iPad, police Inv. Freddie Williams said.

Store video of the Dec. 12 incident showed a man asking a Wal-Mart employee to open a case, grabbing some merchandise and running from the store, police said.

Walker was identified from store video at R&R and later connected to the other burglaries and attempted burglary, Williams said.

Walker was convicted in September 2010 of burglary and was released on Nov. 27, the Georgia Department of Corrections offender database said.

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