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Richmond Belk store shoplifter fights security-causes $3500 damage www.privateofficer.com
RICHMOND KY Nov 19 2012 — A suspected shoplifter was charged Friday with felony criminal mischief after he damaged a security sensor during a struggle with store employees, according to Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.
Joshua P. Richards, 35, Mount Rushmore Drive, was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking (under $500) and possession of marijuana.
An officer was sent to Belk at 5:33 p.m. to investigate a shoplifting complaint, Brock said in a news release. Employees told the officer that Richards had been seen concealing a Zeki tablet computer on himself after taking it out of its box and security wrappings, the release stated.
Richards attempted to leave the store without paying, Brock said. When confronted by store employees, Richards struggled with the workers and a security sensor was damaged at the front of the store, according to the release.
The damage to the sensor was estimated to be $3,500.
After his arrest, the officer searching Richards reported finding a bag marijuana in Richards’ vehicle, the police chief said.