ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A Norcross man was arrested Sept. 30 in North Point Mall after allegedly trying to steal a dozen bottles of cologne and clothing.
Employees of the JC Penney store told police they saw Bennie Taylor, 51, of Norcross, select a dozen bottles of fragrance and place them in a bag. He then left the store without paying for the bottles. When he was confronted by staff, he allegedly admitted to stealing the merchandise worth $668. He also had two bags from other stores. Inside were clothing that still had sales tags on them and allegedly looked as if they had security markers forcibly removed. Staff from the other stores confirmed the clothing was stolen.
Taylor, who initially gave police a false name, was arrested for felony shoplifting and giving a false name to police.