Bibb Crime Files: Shoplifter accidentally leaves cell phone behind | News
Date: July 18
Incident type: Shoplifting
Location: DSW Shoes, Riverside Drive.
A manager became suspicious of five women who came into the store because of her encounter with them the previous week. This time, the women came in separately and then congregated in the store. The women took turns taking items as their cohorts attempted to keep staff busy with questions.
Deputies, who were called to the store after the women left, looked at surveillance footage that showed them walking in with flat purses and leaving with "bulged" purses.
The investigator also noticed a cell phone near one of the empty boxes from which a pair of shoes were stolen.
The deputy showed the manager a picture in the phone that contained a picture of the shoplifter.
The phone also contained information about the shoplifter.
The following items are from incident reports filed by Macon-Bibb County Sheriff's deputies.