Police: Customer detains shoplifter until Rock Hill police arrive

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 26, 2013 

— A Rock Hill shoplifter was apprehended by a customer, police say, after he allegedly pushed a store manager and stuffed $50 worth of stolen merchandise down his shirt on Monday.

The 58-year-old man is now charged with his fourth shoplifting offense, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

Police were called to the Maxway on Albright Road after receiving calls about a shoplifting, the report states. When officers arrived, they found the man being detained on the ground by a customer.

The store manager said she saw the man put items down his shirt. When she confronted him, he pushed her away and started to walk out of the store while placing more items in his shirt, the report states.

As he approached the exit, a customer, whose age wasn’t listed on the report, stopped and detained the man until officers arrived to arrest him, according to the report.

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