Clever thief still gets caught at Walmart in Milton

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MILTON, Ga. – An alleged thief was arrested Dec. 27 after stealing from one store and trying to hide the goods in another.

Employees of the Walmart on Windward Parkway told police they saw Carl C. Sojourner, 49, of Atlanta, select a pair of boots, a jacket and coveralls in the store and place them inside a green tote bag. He then left the store via the garden section without paying for the items. They were valued at $219.

Employees called police and followed Sojourner as he entered the Home Depot store next door. He was then seen exiting the store, empty-handed. Sojourner was held while the store was searched and, sure enough, the green tote bag with stolen items was found hidden inside. None of the items were sold at Home Depot.

Sojourner was arrested for shoplifting.

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