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Shoplifters: Be wary of citizens on patrol

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By The Staff

Seventy dollars worth of merchandise shoplifted from the Taylorsville Dollar General was returned after the intervention from a citizen, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

The shoplifter, whose name was not provided, was seen loading items on display outside the store into a vehicle.

Lewis said he received a phone call at his home reporting the crime in progress. The witness provided a description of the person, the vehicle and even took a photograph of the suspect.

After being presented with the evidence by police, the suspect returned all the items to the store.