Blotter: Police Nab Target Shoplifter

The following information was supplied by the Johns Creek Police Department.


On Jan. 2 a Johns Creek Police officer was dispatched to Target on a shoplifting call. The store's security officer told police that he was watching the store's cameras when he saw a man put four PS3 controllers in his shopping basket and walk toward the front of the store, passing the cashiers on his way to the doors. The officer stopped the man before he could leave the store. The police officer asked the suspect why he took the controllers, valued at $182. The suspect replied that he was homeless and was going to sell them for money. The man, a 19-year-old Suwanee resident, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.


On Jan. 2 a customer at Life Time Fitness told police he placed his backpack in his locker, and when he returned he discovered his items stolen. The victim said he uses his gym membership card to place his possessions in the locker, but when he returned he found that a temporary card was used to open the locker. He said clothing worth $100, and a credit and debit card were taken.

Vehicle Break-Ins

On Jan. 3 a vehicle on Colony Ridge Drive was reported broken into. A laptop valued at $949, a graphing calculator valued at $105, and two pairs of shoes valued at $220 total were stolen.

On Jan. 4 a vehicle parked at Life Time Fitness was reported broken into. Four credit cards and $40 cash were stolen.

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