Around ten days ago, a police officer working extra duty at the Stones River Town Centre responded to the JCPenny store in reference to a shoplifting incident. As the officer was walking towards the store, he observed a man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt – who noticed both him and a mall security guard. The unknown man then turned and ran back into JCPenny's, making his way towards an exit.
Police met up with the suspect and recovered a Puma sweatshirt, which was reportedly stolen from the JCPenny Department store. The officer also recovered a pair of tennis shoes, which the suspect admitted to stealing from Fleet Feet on Medical Center Parkway at Thompson Lane.
The 56-year-old suspect from Wisconsin was trespassed from the property and told not to return to the mall or the department stores.
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In an unrelated story, authorities responded to the Dollar Tree store on Old Fort Parkway in reference to a theft. There, a Pepsi delivery driver told police that he was making a delivery to the store when his company phone was stolen.
The delivery driver said that he set his phone on a pallet inside the store and “After completing his delivery, he returned to the pallet to find his company phone missing.”
No suspects could be determined and the iPhone 7 is still missing.
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