The Athens Review
Shoplifters kept the Athens Police Department and Walmart loss-prevention personnel busy on Thursday, with multiple shoplifting incidents.
At 11:38 a.m., a store official called police concerning a theft of merchandise. The suspect left with some articles of clothing and sunglasses, then got into a GMC pickup truck and left on Farm-to-Market Road 2495. The man was described as having a slender build and about 5-feet 8-inches tall.
Police responded to a second call about an hour later. In that incident the suspect was gone when Officer James Graham arrived at the store. The officer took a report of theft over $50.
At 1:51 p.m., loss prevention called APD concerning two individuals who were allegedly shoplifting. Officer Michael Reynolds was dispatched to the store where officials had detained a man and a woman. One of the individuals, a 42-year-old woman was transported to the Henderson County Jail for theft over $50 and an existing warrant. Theft in the range from $50 to $500 is a class B misdemeanor
At 4:19 p.m. Walmart detained a 27-year-old man for theft under $50. The suspect was issued a citation and released.