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Police blotter

Posted: March 15, 2017 - 3:15am

The following were taken from reports by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:

 

Man with knife reported

A cashier at Walgreens, 672 Furys Ferry Road, told police Saturday that a hooded man with a knife chased her at the store.

The 52-year-old employee told police she heard a customer come in about 8:40 p.m. and she walked back toward the register to greet him. When she got close, the man pulled a knife and charged toward her saying, "Come here."

The employee screamed and ran to a back room to call 911.

Deputies searched the store but did not find the man. Another woman in the store told police she heard screams but did not see anyone.

 

Man accused of shoplifting

A 24-year-old man is facing charges of shoplifting after Wal-Mart employees saw him stealing items while driving around the store in a motorized wheelchair.

A Grovetown Wal-Mart employee told police the man opened the boxes of two Nintendo controllers about 1:30 p.m. March 9 and then hid the empty boxes behind others on the shelf. He was seen leaving the store in a red Ford convertible. Employees told police they are familiar with the man, who usually comes to the store in a Saturn.

Police were able to locate the step-mother of the man who confirmed he usually rides in a Saturn but she took it away so he was riding with a co-worker.

Police issued warrants for JaJuan Hardy for two counts of shoplifting. He was booked into the Columbia County jail Monday.

 

Theater reports fake money

Police are seeking a man who got change and trays of nachos with a counterfeit $100 bill at Evans 14 Cinema.

The manager told police a man came to the concessions counter about 4:30 p.m. Sunday and purchased two trays of nachos with a $100 bill. The man received his change and his nachos and left the building. After he left, employees realized the money was counterfeit.

 

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