Police seek man after attempted theft

By Tanya Mitchell | Nov 08, 2012
Source: Belfast Police Department Police are asking for the public's help with identifying this man, who allegedly attempted to steal $1,300 worth of items from the Belfast Hannaford store Saturday, Nov. 3.

Belfast — Police are asking for the public's help with identifying a man who allegedly attempted to steal $1,300 worth of merchandise from a local supermarket and then left the store empty-handed Saturday, Nov. 3.

Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said the unknown man walked into the Belfast Hannaford and started loading up a grocery cart with various items. The man apparently caught the attention of store employees, who continued to keep an eye on his activities as he made his way through the store, Cunningham said.

Cunningham said he's not sure what exactly spooked the man into abandoning the full shopping cart and leaving the store, but the situation scared the man to the point that he exited the building.

Anyone with information on the man's identity is asked to contact police at 338-2420.

Comments (2)
Posted by: wellington dunbar | Nov 09, 2012 16:36

doesn't an individual have to leave the store premises with unpaid items before he can be apprehended?



Posted by: wellington dunbar | Nov 09, 2012 16:33

what did he actually do to elicit police interest?



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