Roswell thief pawns $4K in jewels, watches

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A Roswell man was arrested Feb. 22 after allegedly spending two days walking between a retail store and pawn shop, stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry.

Police were called out to the Von Maur store at North Point Mall after a report of a shoplifter who ran from the store and hid in a nearby movie theater. Store employees said they saw Kevin Julian Tucker, 18, of Westchester Crossing, Roswell, take watches and jewelry from the store by placing them into his pockets.

Employees said they chased him out of the store and, when he was running, he briefly stopped by a car parked nearby. He then ran into the Regal Cinemas where he bought a ticket and was lost by his pursuers.

While officers searched for Tucker, he allegedly returned to his vehicle where he was picked up by police. Store employees confirmed he was the suspect.

Tucker allegedly told police he had been taking items for the past two days and taking them to a nearby pawn shop to be exchanged for cash. He received $330 for 12 watches and two bracelets valued over $4,000.

He was arrested for felony shoplifting and theft by deception.

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